hyperamylasemia

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hyperamylasemia

 [hi″per-am″il-a-se´me-ah]
abnormally high levels of amylase in the blood serum.

hy·per·am·y·la·se·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-am'i-lā-sē'mē-ă),
Elevated serum amylase, usually seen as one of the manifestations of acute pancreatitis.
[hyper- + amylase, + G. haima, blood]

hy·per·am·y·la·se·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-am'i-lā-sē'mē-ă)
Elevated serum amylase, usually seen as one of the manifestations of acute pancreatitis.
Synonym(s): hyperamylasaemia.
[hyper- + amylase, + G. haima, blood]

hyperamylasemia

abnormally high levels of amylase in the blood serum.
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10] In a previous report, [8] it was also demonstrated that patients with asymptomatic HIV infection or a CD4 cell count >500 cells/[micro]L did not develop asymptomatic hyperamylasaemia or acute pancreatitis over a 1-year period.
Hyperamylasaemia and acute pancreatitis following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
Haemosuccus pancreaticus due to mucinous cystadenocarcinoma: the significance of recurrent abdominal pain, hyperamylasaemia and a pancreatic cyst in association with recurrentgastrointestinal bleeding.
9% (1/52 procedures) which included mild pancreatitis, whereas asymptomatic hyperamylasaemia was seen in 11% (6/52 procedures).
While hyperamylasaemia should alert to the possibility of a pancreatic injury, the initial serum amylase level correlates poorly with the presence and degree of pancreatic injury and may in fact be normal in the initial period following the injury.
TABLE 4 Causes of false positive and false-negative increases in amylase levels Causes of hyperamylasaemia without acute pancreatitis (false-positive results) Abdominal diseases Pancreatic cancer Biliary tract disease Ulcer perforation Intestinal ischaemia, perforation, obstruction Liver disease Ectopic pregnancy Prostate disease Ovarial neoplasm Afferent loop obstruction Thoracic diseases Acute coronary syndrome Pulmonary embolism Pneumonia Lung cancer Renal diseases Renal insufficiency Renal transplantation Salivary gland diseases Salivary trauma Duct obstruction Infection (e.
However, HIV itself is known to cause hyperamylasaemia and hyperlipasaemia in HIV infected patients (4).
Hyperamylasaemia has not been previously described in either baclofen or quetiapine overdose, although there are reports of acute pancreatitis in patients taking therapeutic doses of quetiapine (3).
This study examined the incidence of hyperamylasaemia, in the absence of other plausible causes of pancreatic dysfunction, in intensive care unit (ICU) patients who received propofol.