A case of hyperamylasemia: Macroamylasemia? Review of the literature
Mehmet Yalnız 1 * , Mehmet Asoğlu, Ulvi Demirel, Cem Aygün, İbrahim Halil Bahçecioğlu
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1 Fırat Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Gastroenteroloji Bilim Dalı, Elazığ, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Amylase is one of the analyzed tests in patients evaluated for abdominal pain. Macroenzyme disorder, a benign condition without any requirement for any treatment is among the reasons of the high serum enzyme levels. Macroamylasemia is the most frequently encountered macroenzyme disorder. Herein, we present a patient with abdominal pain and persistent high amylase levels considered as macroamylasemia. Establishing the diagnosis of macroenzyme disorder as the cause of the unexplained high enzyme levels prevents unnecessary, expensive and even invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2011, 98-101


Publication date: 11 Mar 2011

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