Macroamylasemia in a patient with acute appendicitis

A case report

Jun Won Um, Kwang Hee Kim, Min Seung Kang, Jeong Hoon Choe, Jeoung Won Bae, Yun Sik Hong, Sung Ock Suh, Young Chul Kim, Cheung Wung Whang, Sae Min Kim

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Abstract

Macroamylasemia is a condition of persistent, elevated serum amylase activity with no apparent clinical symptoms of a pancreatic disorder. In Korea, however, no such case has been reported to date. We report a case of a 17-year-old female diagnosed with macroamylasemia and acute appendicitis. One day earlier, she developed epigastric and right lower quadrant abdominal pain. She was characterized by high level of serum amylase, but normal lipase. Amylase isoenzyme analysis demonstrated increased fraction of salivary type and follow-up amylase level was persistently increased. Immunofixation disclosed the macroamylase binding with an immunoglobulin, consisting of IgA and kappa chain. The patient was treated by appendectomy, and the abdominal pain subsided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-681
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Korean Medical Science
Volume14
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1

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Hyperamylasemia
Appendicitis
Amylases
Abdominal Pain
Appendectomy
Korea
Serum
Lipase
Immunoglobulin A
Isoenzymes
Immunoglobulins

Keywords

  • Amylases
  • Appendicitis

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  • Medicine(all)

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Um, J. W., Kim, K. H., Kang, M. S., Choe, J. H., Bae, J. W., Hong, Y. S., ... Kim, S. M. (1999). Macroamylasemia in a patient with acute appendicitis: A case report. Journal of Korean Medical Science, 14(6), 679-681.

Macroamylasemia in a patient with acute appendicitis : A case report. / Um, Jun Won; Kim, Kwang Hee; Kang, Min Seung; Choe, Jeong Hoon; Bae, Jeoung Won; Hong, Yun Sik; Suh, Sung Ock; Kim, Young Chul; Whang, Cheung Wung; Kim, Sae Min.

In: Journal of Korean Medical Science, Vol. 14, No. 6, 01.12.1999, p. 679-681.

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Um, JW, Kim, KH, Kang, MS, Choe, JH, Bae, JW, Hong, YS, Suh, SO, Kim, YC, Whang, CW & Kim, SM 1999, 'Macroamylasemia in a patient with acute appendicitis: A case report', Journal of Korean Medical Science, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 679-681.
Um JW, Kim KH, Kang MS, Choe JH, Bae JW, Hong YS et al. Macroamylasemia in a patient with acute appendicitis: A case report. Journal of Korean Medical Science. 1999 Dec 1;14(6):679-681.
Um, Jun Won ; Kim, Kwang Hee ; Kang, Min Seung ; Choe, Jeong Hoon ; Bae, Jeoung Won ; Hong, Yun Sik ; Suh, Sung Ock ; Kim, Young Chul ; Whang, Cheung Wung ; Kim, Sae Min. / Macroamylasemia in a patient with acute appendicitis : A case report. In: Journal of Korean Medical Science. 1999 ; Vol. 14, No. 6. pp. 679-681.
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