Severe hypertriglyceridaemia can lead to acute pancreatitis, which is associated with maternal and perinatal mortality when it occurs in pregnancy. Rapid reduction of triglyceride levels is a primary goal in the management of severe hypertriglyceridaemia, however, there are limited safe option for treatment in pregnancy. We present a case of a woman without diabetes presenting with severe hypertriglyceridaemia in late gestation who was safely and successfully treated with insulin and review the literature surrounding the management of this important condition.
- lipid disorders
- metabolic disorders
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Contributors ASA treated the case patient and is responsible for the case report, literature review and figures in this article.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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