Journal of Academy of Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
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


Ramnath Santosh Ramanathan1, Tina Ahluwalia2 
1 Department of Neurology, Max Superspecialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India
2 Attending Consultant, Max Superspecialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramnath Santosh Ramanathan
10 Pragati Apts, Bhairavnath Road, Maninagar, Ahmedabad - 380 028, Gujarat
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Ramanathan RS, Ahluwalia T. Acute necrotizing pancreatitis leading to pancreatic encephalopathy in a patient undergoing long-term continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.J Acad Med Sci 2012;2:85-87


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Ramanathan RS, Ahluwalia T. Acute necrotizing pancreatitis leading to pancreatic encephalopathy in a patient undergoing long-term continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. J Acad Med Sci [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];2:85-87
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