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A 25-year-old female asked:

Smoke/alco free 15 months. new labs show high ldh + lipase; borderline low amylase + globulin. already ruled out ibd, celiac, mono, hep, hiv, tb, lupus, ra. july ct=normal liver/kidneys/panc. cancer?

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Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
MRCP: Looks like you have pancreatitis, but if you have not had alcohol, need mrcp to see if there any pancreatic duct abnormalities. Need more info, were you drinking before and did you have multiple pancreatits before? Mrcp followed by eus would help. Ercp may be needed once acute episode is resolved, or if you find any stricture in the duct.
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Last updated Oct 7, 2013


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