Persistent hyperlipasemia caused by macrolipase in an adolescent

James P. Keating, Mark E. Lowe

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Serum amylase and lipase frequently rise during bouts of acute pancreatitis, and measurement of these enzymes provides important diagnostic information. We report a pediatric patient with persistent elevations of serum lipase resulting from macrolipasemia, a complex of lipase with IgG, rather than pancreatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


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