Amylase increased

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Etiology

  • Acute pancreatitis, pancreatic pseudocyst, or pancreatic duct obstruction (e.g., cholecystitis, choledocholithiasis, pancreatic cancer)
  • Intestinal obstruction or infarction
  • Mumps (salivary amylase; may cause pancreatitis)
  • Parotitis due to other causes, e.g., sarcoidosis
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Penetrating duodenal ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Ruptured ectopic pregnancy
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Macroamylasemia
  • Narcotic administration

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Last updated: December 1, 2014