Revista Científica Ciencia Médica
Print version ISSN 1817-7433
CRUZ COPA, Claudia Mariela; DELGADILLO CESPEDES, Mariela; DELGADILLO LOPEZ, Juan Pablo and TORRES ORTIZ, Gonzalo. Acute Pancreatitis as consequence of the use of Orlistat. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.2, pp. 35-38. ISSN 1817-7433.
Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory process of the pancreas, triggered by self digestión before activation of their pro ferments, it has a urgent management because it endangers the life of the patient.The recent accession of Orlistat, an inhibitor drug of lipase gastric and pancreatic to treat obesity, through its growing sale without a prescription has been translated in a greater frequency of especially gastrointestinal adverse events (fatty diarrhea, steatorrhea, incontinence, but with negligible systemic effects) with complications from misuse, among these pancreatitis whose causal mechanism is not yet determined in its entirety.To date, the U S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been reported 99 cases of acute pancreatitis associated with the use of Orlistat, not having found reports of similar cases in Latin America. In the clinical case a 15-year-old teenager, triggered a typical pattern of severe acute pancreatitis with more than 50% necrosis associated with peripancreática collection classified as Baltazar D-E, Ranson of 5-6, secondary to the use of Orlistat for his obesity grade III, supporting this with the criteria of probability of Naranjo.
Keywords : Acute Pancreatitis; Orlistat; Obesity.