Misdiagnosis of macroamylasemia in pregnancy as pancreatitis


Eser A., Akgun N., Yuce E., Kafali H.

CASE REPORTS IN PERINATAL MEDICINE, vol.4, no.2, pp.93-95, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/crpm-2015-0016
  • Journal Name: CASE REPORTS IN PERINATAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-95

Abstract

Background: While elevated serum amylase in the presence of abdominal pain can be indicative of pancreatitis, differential diagnosis of macroamylasemia depends on additional assessment of serum lipase and urinary amylase. The present report concerns misdiagnosis of pancreatitis in a pregnant woman with elevated serum amylase but normal lipase.