Pancreatitis in HIV Infection: Predictors of Severity

  title={Pancreatitis in HIV Infection: Predictors of Severity},
  author={Ian S Gan and Gary E May and Janet M. Raboud and Jessica A Tilley and Robert A Enns},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVES:Acute pancreatitis occurs at greater frequency in HIV-infected patients than in the general population. We set out to determine the frequency of severe acute pancreatitis in HIV-positive patients and to study the accuracy of The Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II), Ranson, and Glasgow scales for prediction of clinical disease severity.METHODS:A total of 73 HIV-infected patients with acute pancreatitis were identified retrospectively. Demographic and clinical… CONTINUE READING