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Adult T-cell Leukemia-lymphoma (ATLL) Associated with Acute Pancreatitis due to Hypercalcemia


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Title: Adult T-cell Leukemia-lymphoma (ATLL) Associated with Acute Pancreatitis due to Hypercalcemia
Authors: Senba, Masachika / Kawai, Kioko / Senba, Mikiyo I
Issue Date: 25-Dec-1992
Citation: Acta Medica Nagasakiensia. 1992, 37(1-4), p.29-31
Abstract: We have investigated the incidence of acute pancreatitis in adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATLL), and in the other diseases. ATLL, and acute pancreatitis cases were collected using the annual report of pathological autopsy cases in Japan in 1982-1989. Of the 317,325 autopsy cases in these years, 632 were ATLL ; the numbers of the acute pancreatitis cases of them were 1,833 (0.58%) and 25 (4.0%), respectively. The odds ratio of the 2 Х 2 table composed from these figures is 7.17 and Pearson’s Chi-square statistics with one degree of freedom is 126, which is highly significant. Therefore, it was suggested that a correlation exists between acute pancreatitis and hypercalcemia in patients with ATLL.. The reasons for the correlation between hypercalcemia and acute pancreatitis in patients with ATLL have not been clearly elucidated. A possible explanation may be that all the hypercalcemic patients exhibited high levels of nephrogenous cyclic adenosine monophosphate that stimulated pancreatic secretion in the extralobular ductal system of the pancreas, resulting in acute pancreatitis due to occlusion of the pancreatic duct.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/17551
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 37, No. 1-4

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/17551

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