Acute Pancreatitis due to the use of Rufinamide

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Oya Balci ; Taner Sezer (2016)
  • Publisher: Scopemed
  • Journal: Çağdaş Tıp Dergisi (issn: 2146-4189, eissn: 2146-6009)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.16899/ctd.01835
  • Subject: R | antiepileptic drug | Akut pankreatit, rufinamid, antiepileptik ilaç | rufinamide | Acute pancreatitis | Medicine | Akut pankreatit,rufinamid,antiepileptik ilaç

Acute pancreatitis is a acute inflammatory process involving the pancreas. The incidence of acute pancreatitis during childhood has been estimated to be 3.6-13.2/100.000. The common causes of acute pancreatitis in childhood are infections, choledekolithiasis, abdominal trauma, and drugs. Drug induced pancreatitis accounts for approximately 13-25 % of acute pancreatitis cases in childhood. Among different drugs, anticonvulsants; most commonly valproic asit, carbamezepine, ethosuximide and diphenylhydantoin have been implicated to cause acute pancreatitis. To our best knowledge, this case is the first report in the pertinent literature that relates rufinamide and acute pancreatitis. [J Contemp Med 2016; 6(3.000): 231-233]
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