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Pancreatitis/HEP B/HIV

Jul 4, 2007

Should I be concerned about getting pancreatitis again if I had it when i was hospitalized when I was diagnosed with HEP B two years ago not that I have recently contracted HIV? Thanks.

Response from Dr. McGovern

There is no clear association between hepatitis B and pancreatitis so there may be other reasons you had it in the past - eg gallstones, alcohol, high triglycerides, medications etc.

There are certain HIV medications that have a small risk of pancreatitis associated with their use. I would discuss your history with your doctor further to find out what he/she thinks about what caused your first episode.

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