DOI: 10.1002/ccr3.8582 ISSN: 2050-0904

Acute pancreatitis secondary to moderate hypertriglyceridemia: A case report

Anil Nepali, Satyam Kharga, Malavika Jayan, Prakriti Adhikari, Amit Shah, Vivek Sanker
  • General Medicine

Key Clinical Message

It is crucial to remain vigilant about acute pancreatitis, even in cases with moderately elevated triglycerides. Triglycerides as a cause of acute pancreatitis must be considered even in the absence of other risk factors.


Hypertriglyceridemia is one of the most common causes of acute pancreatitis (AP), with triglyceride levels greater than 1000 mg/dL being an established risk factor for AP. Cases of acute pancreatitis due to triglyceride levels less than 1000 mg/dL have rarely been reported in the literature. We report a case of a 26‐year‐old para‐2, living‐2 (P2L2) female who presented with epigastric pain and fever, with a serum triglyceride level of 579 mg/dL. A diagnosis of acute pancreatitis was made based on the clinical features and radiological findings, despite no identifiable risk factors. Hypertriglyceridemia was managed with no complications of acute pancreatitis during treatment.

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