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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||metadata.dc.date:||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.||URI:||https://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/27072||DOI:||10.1136/bcr-2021-243508||ORCID:||0000-0002-1485-9153||Journal:||BMJ Case Reports||PubMed URL:||34290025||Type:||Journal Article||Subjects:||endocrinology
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