Title

Marked hyperlipasemia in diabetic ketoacidosis: A report of three cases

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Journal

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Volume

15

Issue

2

DOI

10.1097/00004836-199209000-00007

Keywords

Diabetic ketoacidosis; Hyperlipasemia

Abstract

We report three patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) who presented with striking elevations of serum lipase levels and less striking elevations of amylase and trypsinogen. All three had nausea and vomiting, but none had objective evidence of abdominal pain, and computed tomography scans of the pancreas were unremarkable. These cases suggest the association of asymptomatic enzyme elevations with DKA. We review the literature on this subject. © 1992 Raven Press, Ltd., New York.

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