A possible case of saw palmetto-induced pancreatitis.

  title={A possible case of saw palmetto-induced pancreatitis.},
  author={Kurt A Wargo and Elena Allman and Farrah Ibrahim},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={103 7},
A 65-year-old male with a history of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, gout, Barrett esophagitis, and chronic gastritis developed acute pancreatitis after taking one week of the herbal medicine, saw palmetto, for symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Ultrasound and computed tomography ruled out cholelithiasis and obstruction, triglycerides were normal, and he had no recent infection or trauma. He had a history of occasional alcohol consumption, though there was no recent… CONTINUE READING


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