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Pancreatitis associated with diclofenac.
  1. I. H. Khan,
  2. N. Edward
  1. Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, UK.


    A 34 year old female developed acute pancreatitis after commencing diclofenac for a painful arthropathy. The possible role of prostaglandin inhibition in non-steroidal analgesic drug-induced pancreatitis is discussed and the suggestion is made that serum amylase should be measured in patients who develop abdominal pain, following ingestion of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

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