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Korean J Gastroenterol 2020; 75(4): 220-224  https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2020.75.4.220
Acute Pancreatitis with Hypercalcemia as Initial Manifestation of Multiple Myeloma
Ik Hyun Jo and Chang-Nyol Paik
Devision of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Vincent’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Suwon, Korea
Correspondence to: Chang-Nyol Paik, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Vincent’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 93 Jungbu-daero, Paldal-gu, Suwon 16247, Korea. Tel: +82-31-249-7135, Fax: +82-31-253-8898, E-mail: cmcu@catholic.ac.kr, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3470-6904
Received: December 6, 2019; Revised: January 6, 2020; Accepted: January 22, 2020; Published online: April 25, 2020.
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Abstract
A case of acute pancreatitis associated with hypercalcemia resulting from a newly diagnosed multiple myeloma is reported. There have been several prior reports of hypercalcemia-induced pancreatitis in patients with multiple myeloma, but very few showed the following two aspects: pancreatitis as the first manifestation of hematologic malignancy and recovery after serum calcium levels fell into normal range. When clinicians encounter a patient with hypercalcemic status and acute pancreatitis without any known etiology of pancreatitis, multiple myeloma as a root cause of pancreatitis should be considered.
Keywords: Pancreatitis; Hypercalcemia; Multiple myeloma


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