Acute pancreatitis associated with acute hepatitis E infection.

  title={Acute pancreatitis associated with acute hepatitis E infection.},
  author={Govind Kumar Makharia and Pramod Kumar Garg and Rakesh Tandon},
  journal={Tropical gastroenterology : official journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation},
  volume={24 4},
A 45-year-old male presented with severe abdominal pain, hyperamylasaemia and a bulky pancreas. In addition, he had deep jaundice and markedly raised serum transaminases, and his serum was positive for IgM anti-hepatitis E virus (HEV) antibodies. The common aetiologies of acute pancreatitis were excluded. The patient ran a benign course for both acute viral hepatitis and acute pancreatitis, and recovered completely. Acute pancreatitis caused by HEV infection has been reported only occasionally. 

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