Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is mostly subclinical and resolves spontaneously without complications. Gastroenterology involvement usually manifests as asymptomatic liver enzymes elevation. We report a new case of acute pancreatitis complicating EBV infection and review the literature. EBV-associated acute pancreatitis is rare, usually develops in the setting of clinically clear EBV infection, occurs mostly in children and young adults, has mild-to-moderate severity, and has excellent prognosis with conservative management. It should be suspected when patients with an EBV infection picture develop unexplained abdominal pain.
- infection (gastroenterology)
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Contributors MBH and RA wrote the manuscript. AM and SH participated in the literature review. All authors reviewed and approved the submitted version.
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