Medline ® Abstract for Reference 49
of 'Etiology of acute pancreatitis'
Case report: milk-alkali syndrome and pancreatitis.
Brandwein SL, Sigman KM
Am J Med Sci. 1994;308(3):173.
The relation between hypercalcemia and pancreatitis, first described in patients with hyperparathyroidism, is controversial. Other causes of hypercalcemia also have been associated with pancreatitis. In this report, the authors describe a patient with pancreatitis and the milk-alkali syndrome who had the classic triad of hypercalcemia, alkalosis, and renal insufficiency. The authors also review the literature for all the reported cases of pancreatitis associated with hypercalcemia.
Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alabama, Birmingham Medical Center 35294-0007.