Acute pancreatitis and normoamylasemia. Not an uncommon combination.

@article{Clavien1989AcutePA,
  title={Acute pancreatitis and normoamylasemia. Not an uncommon combination.},
  author={Pierre Alain Clavien and Jean-luc Robert and Patrick Meyer and François Borst and Hubert Hauser and François Herrmann and V Dunand and Adrien Rohner},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={210 5},
  pages={
          614-20
        }
}
A consecutive series of 352 attacks of acute pancreatitis (AP) was studied prospectively in 318 patients. AP was ascertained by contrast-enhanced CT scan in all but four cases in which diagnosis was made at operation or autopsy. Sixty-seven of these cases (19%) had normal serum amylase levels on admission (i.e., less than 160 IU/L, a limit that includes 99% of control values), a figure considerably higher than generally admitted. When compared to AP with elevated serum amylase, normoamylasemic… CONTINUE READING

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