Female Predominance in Metronidazole-Induced Acute Pancreatitis: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Redmond Regional Medical Center
acute pancreatitis, drug-induced illness, metronidazole, case reports
Digestive System Diseases | Internal Medicine
Acute pancreatitis is a relatively common condition in the hospital. About 75% of cases are associated with excessive alcohol use or gallstones, and only 0.1 to 2% are drug-induced. The clinical and pathologic findings are similar regardless of the inciting cause. We have suspicion that metronidazole-induced pancreatitis occurs at a significantly higher incidence, or maybe exclusively, in females.
Publisher or Conference
American College of Gastroenterology Scientific Meeting 2019
Eileen Chang, DO; Marvin Vaishnani, MD; Ian Chang, DO; Whitney Jennings, MD, PharmD. P0063 - Female Predominance in Metronidazole-Induced Acute Pancreatitis: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Program No. P0063. ACG 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts. San Antonio, Texas: American College of Gastroenterology.