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CASE REPORT
Acute hepatitis E complicated by acute pancreatitis and multiorgan dysfunction
  1. Suman S Karanth,
  2. Zohaib Khan,
  3. Nileshwar Radhakrishna Rau,
  4. Karthik Rao
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  1. Corrrespondence to Dr Suman S Karanth, drsumansk{at}gmail.com

Summary

We report this rare case of a 27-year-old man who presented with acute hepatitis E and went on to develop acute epigastric pain. He was diagnosed to have acute severe pancreatitis with shock and acute renal failure due to hepatitis E. Such a phenomenon has rarely been reported in the literature, with patients following a benign course and complete recovery after conservative management and analgesia. Awareness of this potentially life-threatening complication, especially in young men from endemic areas with acute hepatitis E presenting with abdomen pain has been highlighted.

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