EJMCR. 2020; 4(7): 249-251

A rare phenomenon: blindness in acute pancreatitis

Authors: Devinder Singh, Sitendu Kumar Patel, Roopdas Miree, Sujit Pahari, Aman Sharma.

ABSTRACT

Background: Acute pancreatitis generally leads to complement activation, which mediates tissue injury and inflammatory cascades. Retinopathy associated with pancreatitis is rare but run a rapid course independent of disease activity leading to vision loss. Case Presentation: We present a case of 39-year-old man who had transient blindness associated with acute pancreatitis. Conclusion: This a rare presentation associated with pancreatitis which can lead to complete vision loss if left undetected and untreated.

Keywords:
Pancreatitis, blindness, Purtscherís retinopathy, complicated pancreatitis, case report


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A rare phenomenon: blindness in acute pancreatitis


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Devinder Singh
Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Apollo Hospitals, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
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Sitendu Kumar Patel
Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Apollo Hospitals, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
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Roopdas Miree
Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Apollo Hospitals, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
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Sujit Pahari
Department of Ophthalmology, Apollo Hospitals, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
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Aman Sharma
Department of Emergency Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India.
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Correspondence to:
. Aman Sharma, Department of Emergency Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India.; amansharma.dr@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 26 May 2020
Revised 21 Jun 2020
Accepted 24 Jun 2020
Published online 18 Jul 2020
Published in print 06 Aug 2020

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Singh D, Patel SK, Miree R, Pahari S, Sharma A. A rare phenomenon: blindness in acute pancreatitis. EJMCR. 2020; 4(7): 249-251. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1590476446


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Singh D, Patel SK, Miree R, Pahari S, Sharma A. A rare phenomenon: blindness in acute pancreatitis. https://www.ejmcr.com/?mno=110167 [Access: September 24, 2020]. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1590476446


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Singh D, Patel SK, Miree R, Pahari S, Sharma A. A rare phenomenon: blindness in acute pancreatitis. EJMCR. 2020; 4(7): 249-251. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1590476446


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Singh D, Patel SK, Miree R, Pahari S, Sharma A. A rare phenomenon: blindness in acute pancreatitis. EJMCR. (2020), [cited September 24, 2020]; 4(7): 249-251. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1590476446


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Singh, D., Patel, . S. K., Miree, . R., Pahari, . S. & Sharma, . A. (2020) A rare phenomenon: blindness in acute pancreatitis. EJMCR, 4 (7), 249-251. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1590476446


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Singh, Devinder, Sitendu Kumar Patel, Roopdas Miree, Sujit Pahari, and Aman Sharma. 2020. A rare phenomenon: blindness in acute pancreatitis. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (7), 249-251. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1590476446


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Singh, Devinder, Sitendu Kumar Patel, Roopdas Miree, Sujit Pahari, and Aman Sharma. "A rare phenomenon: blindness in acute pancreatitis." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 249-251. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1590476446


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Singh, Devinder, Sitendu Kumar Patel, Roopdas Miree, Sujit Pahari, and Aman Sharma. "A rare phenomenon: blindness in acute pancreatitis." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.7 (2020), 249-251. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1590476446


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Singh, D., Patel, . S. K., Miree, . R., Pahari, . S. & Sharma, . A. (2020) A rare phenomenon: blindness in acute pancreatitis. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (7), 249-251. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1590476446


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