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RMJ. 2017; 42(4): 590-591


Can Energy drink cause acute pancreatitis?

Muhammad Faheem, Maria Dawood, Muhammad Umar, Muhammad Mujeeb Khan, Javeria Zahid Khan, Ahmed Jawad, Saima Ambreen, Muhammad Raheel Zafar, Vikas Kapoor.


Abstract

Acute pancreatitis is an inflammation of pancreas, which is caused mostly by gallstones, and alcohol but many cases are idiopathic where no cause can be identified. Energy drinks are frequently used now days especially among youngsters. Among many of their side effects, it is postulated that they may be responsible for acute pancreatitis. We present a case of energy drink induced acute pancreatitis.

Key words: Energy drink, pancreatitis, pancreas






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