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Title: Insulin can be used to treat severe hypertriglyceridaemia in pregnant women without diabetes.
Austin Authors: Ali, Aleena Shujaat
Affiliation: Endocrinology, Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Obstetric Medicine, Mercy Hospital for Women, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 21-Jul-2021 2021-07-21
Publication information: BMJ Case Reports 2021; 14(7): e243508
Abstract: Severe hypertriglyceridaemia can lead to acute pancreatitis, which is associated with maternal and perinatal mortality when it occurs in pregnancy. Rapid reduction of triglyceride levels is a primary goal in the management of severe hypertriglyceridaemia, however, there are limited safe option for treatment in pregnancy. We present a case of a woman without diabetes presenting with severe hypertriglyceridaemia in late gestation who was safely and successfully treated with insulin and review the literature surrounding the management of this important condition.
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2021-243508
ORCID: 0000-0002-1485-9153
Journal: BMJ Case Reports
PubMed URL: 34290025
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: endocrinology
lipid disorders
metabolic disorders
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