Corpus ID: 24590877

[Abnormal increase in pancreatic polypeptide in the secretin-provocation test: hypoglycemia-induced?].

@article{Wirth1995AbnormalII,
  title={[Abnormal increase in pancreatic polypeptide in the secretin-provocation test: hypoglycemia-induced?].},
  author={H. Wirth and C. Eberle and K. Gautschi and C. Meyenberger and R. Ammann},
  journal={Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift},
  year={1995},
  volume={125 15},
  pages={
          735-9
        }
}
Pancreatic polypeptide (PP) can be used as a marker for endocrine active tumors originating from the pancreas. After intravenous administration of secretin, individually divergent increases in plasma PP concentration can be observed hampering interpretation of the stimulation test. Under certain circumstances elevated basal PP concentrations can be observed. Besides age, renal insufficiency and diabetes, hypoglycemia can cause high PP levels. We therefore inquired whether in patients with… Expand