Successful Management of a Child With Drug-induced Necrotizing Pancreatitis During Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Therapy: A Case Report

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Abstract

Acute pancreatitis in children acute lymphoblastic leukemia is commonly caused by drugs, for example, L-Asparaginase, pegapargase, steroids. The incidence of this complication is estimated at 6.7% to 18%. Although the majority of drug-induced acute pancreatitis cases are mild, severe cases can rarely occur. This work presents a case of successful management of a child with drug-induced necrotizing pancreatitis during acute lymphoblastic leukemia therapy. This case illustrates that comprehensive care and immediate intensive treatment can rescue patient despite poor prognosis. Administration of octreotide may serve a role in limiting the severity of the disease.

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