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Can pancreatitis occur without abnormal serum amylase level?

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Dr. Henry Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Though this is more likely with an acute flare in someone with chronic pancreatitis.
Much of the pancreas may already be damaged/scarred/fibrosed in patients with chronic pancreatitis, so an acute injury may not cause much increase in serum amylase.

In brief: Yes

Though this is more likely with an acute flare in someone with chronic pancreatitis.
Much of the pancreas may already be damaged/scarred/fibrosed in patients with chronic pancreatitis, so an acute injury may not cause much increase in serum amylase.
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