Celiac sprue and macroamylasemia: Potential clinical and pathophysiological implications: Case study

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Abstract

In a patient with celiac sprue, abdominal complaints were ascribed to acute pancreatitis in the setting of hyperamylasemia and choledocholithiasis. The problem turned out to be macroamylasemia associated with elevated serum immunoglobulin A. The patient remained stable for 4 years with no specific intervention except gluten restriction. An association between celiac sprue or other malabsorptive states and macroamylasemia requires more study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-306
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical gastroenterology
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1995

Keywords

  • Celiac sprue
  • Gluten
  • Macroamylase
  • Malabsorption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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