Acute lithiasic pancreatitis. Usefulness of a multiple quantitative index.

J R Deus, A Marques, M César, P Santos, J P Correia


The authors present a prospective study of early diagnosis of biliary etiology in Acute Pancreatitis, using a Multiple Quantitative Index. A positive diagnosis was achieved in more than a 80% of cases if female, age over or equal 55 years, and serum alanine-aminotransferase over or equal twice normal. Some questions concerning usefulness and therapeutical implications of an early diagnosis of Biliary Pancreatitis is already present in discussion.

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