DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20202285

Acute pancreatitis complicated by encephalopathy

Rajat Jhamb, Anant Parasher, Ashish Baweja

Abstract


Pancreatic encephalopathy is a frequently under-diagnosed and rare complication of acute pancreatitis. It denotes the occurrence of neuropsychiatric abnormalities in the setting of acute pancreatic inflammation, and presents with neurological symptoms that may persist even after the resolution of all metabolic parameters. Here we present the case of a 42 year old male patient presenting with altered sensorium and focal neurological deficit during the course of acute pancreatitis. The patient was treated conservatively, and later improved with supportive care.


Keywords


Acute Pancreatitis, Encephalopathy, Focal Neurological deficit, Pancreatic inflammation

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