An HIV-positive patient being treated with didanosine is at risk for acute pancreatitis, especially if certain risk factors are present.
Patient selection: HIV-positive and being treated with didanosine
Risk factors for acute pancreatitis:
(1) AIDS or absolute CD4 count < 200 per µL
(2) dose of didanosine > 9.6 mg per kg per day
(5) therapy with additional medications associated with pancreatitis including pentamidine, ribavirin and stavudine
(6) history of pancreatitis
(7) ethanol abuse
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Purpose: To identify risk factors for acute pancreatitis in an HIV positive patient being treated with didanosine.
Objective: risk factors, complications
ICD-10: B20-B24, K85.3,