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Valproic Acid-Induced Pancreatitis in a 15-Year-Old Boy With Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

Department of Pediatrics, University of Tartu, 2Children's Clinic, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia
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Medicina 2013, 49(11), 76;
Received: 3 November 2013 / Accepted: 30 November 2013 / Published: 5 December 2013
Drug-induced acute pancreatitis is a rare condition in childhood, and information about the incidence of valproic acid-induced acute pancreatitis in the pediatric population is scarce. In this clinical case, we report a first documented pediatric case of valproic acid-induced pancreatitis in Estonia. A 15-year-old boy with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy developed acute pancreatitis after 2-month therapy with valproic acid. The symptoms of pancreatitis subsided within 1 week after the discontinuation of treatment with valproic acid. Acute pancreatitis should be suspected in any pedi- atric patient with gastrointestinal symptoms during valproate treatment
Keywords: valproic acid; acute pancreatitis; epilepsy valproic acid; acute pancreatitis; epilepsy
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Veri, K.; Uibo, O.; Talvik, I.; Talvik, T. Valproic Acid-Induced Pancreatitis in a 15-Year-Old Boy With Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy. Medicina 2013, 49, 76.

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