Acute pancreatitis in HIV-infected patients: are etiologies changing since the introduction of protease inhibitor therapy?

@article{Bush2003AcutePI,
  title={Acute pancreatitis in HIV-infected patients: are etiologies changing since the introduction of protease inhibitor therapy?},
  author={Zachary M Bush and Lisa A. Kosmiski},
  journal={Pancreas},
  year={2003},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={e1-5}
}
INTRODUCTION Hypertriglyceridemia is a well-established cause of acute pancreatitis in the general population. Protease inhibitor (PI) therapy, introduced in 1996 for HIV infection, is associated with moderate to severe hypertriglyceridemia. AIMS To determine whether the prevalence of hyperlipidemic pancreatitis in HIV-infected patients has increased since the introduction of PIs. METHODOLOGY This was a retrospective study of patients with acute pancreatitis and HIV infection admitted to… CONTINUE READING