The second case of a young man with l-arginine-induced acute pancreatitis

@article{Binet2018TheSC,
  title={The second case of a young man with l-arginine-induced acute pancreatitis},
  author={Quentin Binet and In{\`e}s Dufour and Emmanuel Agneessens and Jean-Claude Debongnie and Tarik Aouattah and Ang{\'e}lique Covas and Jean-Charles Coche and Xavier De Koninck},
  journal={Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2018},
  volume={11},
  pages={424-427}
}
BackgroundDietary supplementation of arginine has been used by numerous world-class athletes and professional bodybuilders over the past 30 years. l-Arginine indeed enhances muscular power and general performance via maintaining ATP level. However, l-arginine is also known to induce acute pancreatitis in murine models.Case reportWe report the case of young man presenting with upper abdominal pain and increased serum lipase levels. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography confirms a mild acute… CONTINUE READING
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