An unusual cause of epigastric pain in a diabetic patient

Lee, C.-C.; Tsai, K.-C.; Fan, C.-M.
April 2006
Gut;Apr2006, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p477
Academic Journal
The article presents a case of a 47-year-old woman with a three-day history of fever and epigastric pain. The woman had a history of diabetes mellitus regularly controlled by oral hypoglycemic agents. Blood examines showed a left shift leucocytosis, hyperglycemia, negative blood and urine ketone body test, normal serum amylase and lipase levels and abnormal liver function tests. Abdominal radiograph revealed a large region of mottled radiolucency centered at the epigastrum.


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