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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-87

Acute necrotizing pancreatitis leading to pancreatic encephalopathy in a patient undergoing long-term continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

1 Department of Neurology, Max Superspecialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India
2 Attending Consultant, Max Superspecialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India

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Ramnath Santosh Ramanathan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2249-4855.118668

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Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis is not uncommon but pancreatic encephalopathy, which is a complication and a very rare as sparse are the published reports, linking the risk of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) to acute necrotizing pancreatitis, especially in India. We report a rare case of pancreatic encephalopathy in a patient who was on long-term CAPD for end stage renal disease (ESRD) and developed acute necrotizing pancreatitis. This case suggests that the risk of acute necrotizing pancreatitis increases in patients on long-term peritoneal dialysis. It is also been seen in other studies, that the risk of acute necrotizing pancreatitis is significantly high in patients undergoing CAPD, when compared with the general population.

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