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What does an elevated lipase and amylase mean?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Can be pancreas infl

Amylase: enzyme made by pancreas and salivary glands.
Elevation can be seen with pancreatitis, mumps, vomiting/bulimia sometimes with other GI (gallbladder, ulcer), gyn issues. Lipase is a somewhat more specific pancreatic enzyme. Mild elevations non specific, very high more specific marker of pancreatic inflammation. Kidney disease screws up the values. Incr. In cystic fibrosis, celiac, .

In brief: Can be pancreas infl

Amylase: enzyme made by pancreas and salivary glands.
Elevation can be seen with pancreatitis, mumps, vomiting/bulimia sometimes with other GI (gallbladder, ulcer), gyn issues. Lipase is a somewhat more specific pancreatic enzyme. Mild elevations non specific, very high more specific marker of pancreatic inflammation. Kidney disease screws up the values. Incr. In cystic fibrosis, celiac, .
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