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Case Report Ketoacidosis with Hypertriglyceridemia-Induced Pancreatitis in a Patient with Gestational Diabetes: A Case Report.
Hyun Hee Chung, Sang Hyun Park, Ji Sung Yoon, Kyu Chang Won, Hyoung Woo Lee
Endocrinology and Metabolism 2012;27(1):89-92
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/EnM.2012.27.1.89
Published online: March 1, 2012
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Department of Internal Medicine, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. jsyoon9@ynu.ac.kr

Hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis in pregnancy is not a common complication. Moreover, ketoacidosis in gestational diabetes occurs rarely. Here we report a case of ketoacidosis with hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis in a patient with gestational diabetes that was successfully treated with insulin and supportive care. In this case, a 36-year-old woman (at 32 weeks' gestation) was diagnosed with gestational diabetes 4 weeks prior, but did not have well controlled blood sugar. She complained of severe epigastric pain concomitant with nausea and vomiting. Radiology and laboratory tests found hypertriglyceridemia (1,996 mg/dL), acute pancreatitis, and ketoacidosis with absence of fetal deceleration on a non-stress test. The patient's condition improved with insulin therapy and fluid replacement. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a case of ketoacidosis with hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis in a patient with gestational diabetes.

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