A Case of Acute Pancreatitis with Occupational Exposure to Organophosphorus Compound


  • Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, Department of Biochemistry, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
  • KMC, Manipal University, Department of Pathology, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  • JSS University, Department of Biochemistry, JSS Medical College, Mysore, India
  • Vidya Nursing College, Udupi, Department of Nursing, India
  • BMC, Bangalore, Department of Biochemistry, Karnataka, India


Pesticides have contributed to dramatic increase in the quality and quantity in crop yields. Organophosphates are commonly used as insecticides in agriculture and are potent toxicants. Patients with organophosphorus poisoning may present with subclinical features of acute pancreatitis. Proper biochemical investigation and clinical correlation helps in diagnosis.


Organophosphorus poisoning, pesticide, acute pancreatitis

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