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Determining a Patient's Serum Amylase Value in Hyperlipidemic Pancreatitis

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The serum amylase may be normal or only slightly increased in patients with hyperlipemic pancreatitis, due to an apparent inhibiting substance in the serum. This may cause a clinician to miss the diagnosis of pancreatitis unless certain steps are taken.

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