Abordaje de la hipertrigliceridemia severa, asociación con pancreatitis aguda y otras complicaciones: serie de casos

Sandoval-Alzate Hf, Laura Valenzuela, Daniela Melendrez, Estefanía Rodríguez

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Severe hypertriglyceridemia is a condition defined by triglycerides greater than 885 mg/dl. It is more frequently associated with uncontrolled secondary causes that promote triglycerides elevation. It has different clinical manifestations, where acute pancreatitis is the most feared due to its high mortality. We present a retrospective case series of ten adult patients (including a pregnant woman), hospitalized with severe hypertriglyceridemia with values from 1.019 mg/dL to 7.812 mg/dL. The most frequent comorbidities were arterial hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, mixed dyslipidemia, familial dyslipidemia, and previous pancreatitis. The most frequent complications were acute pancreatitis, recurrent pancreatitis, de novo type 2 diabetes mellitus, and acute myocardial infarction.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)40-44
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022

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