What are the current management strategies for triglyceridemic pancreatitis?

The Bottom Line: Subsequent control of HTG with dietary restrictions, antihyperlipidemic agents, and even regular apheresis has been shown anecdotally in case series to prevent future episodes of AP. However, large multicenter studies are needed to optimize future management guidelines for patients with HTGP.

Reference: Tsuang W, Navaneethan U, Ruiz L, Palascak JB, Gelrud A. >Hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis: presentation and management.  Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Apr;104(4):984-91.<

Summary: See figure 2, “Proposed Approach,” for management decision tree.  

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