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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63-65

Severe hypertriglyceridemia with recurrent pancreatitis treated with therapeutic plasma exchange

Department of Cardiology, Sri Aggarsain International Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Anshul Kumar Jain
Department of Cardiology, Sri Aggarsain International Hospital, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/jpcs.jpcs_99_20

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Severe hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and acute pancreatitis. We report the case of a 34-year-old female admitted with complaints of recurrent pancreatitis and triglyceride (TG) levels above 995 mg/dl. The patient was started on therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) to achieve a rapid fall (78%) in serum TG levels. We conclude that TPE is a safe and quick therapeutic treatment modality for patients with HTG-induced recurrent acute pancreatitis who fail to respond to conventional therapy.

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