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VOLUME 21 , ISSUE 3 ( 2017 ) > List of Articles


Severe Hypertriglyceridemia Causing Pancreatitis in a Child with New-onset Type-I Diabetes Mellitus Presenting with Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Pradeep Kumar Sharma, Maneesh Kumar, Dinesh Kumar Yadav

Keywords : Diabetic ketoacidosis, pancreatitis, severe hypertriglyceridemia

Citation Information : Sharma PK, Kumar M, Yadav DK. Severe Hypertriglyceridemia Causing Pancreatitis in a Child with New-onset Type-I Diabetes Mellitus Presenting with Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21 (3):176-181.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_281_16

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


The triad of pancreatitis, hypertriglyceridemia, and diabetic ketoacidosis and its treatment has not been extensively discussed in the pediatric literature. We report a 4-year-old child with severe hypertriglyceridemia, pancreatitis, and diabetic ketoacidosis. Hypertriglyceridemia and pancreatitis with diabetic ketoacidosis can be successfully managed with insulin and hydration therapy in children. Early recognition of this triad is important as insulin requirements, recovery duration, and prognosis can be altered.

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