Oct 1, 1989

Macroamylasemia: a simple stepwise approach to diagnosis

The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice
D LeVine, D Parrish

Abstract

Typically, macroamylasemia is a condition of elevated serum amylase in the absence of symptomatic disease. However, in the presence of symptoms, especially of abdominal origin, it is important that this condition be identified accurately in order to avoid unnecessary treatment for pancreatitis or other related diseases. This report offers a review of the literature, a case example, and an algorithm for systematically considering the diagnosis of macroamylasemia.

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Differential Diagnosis
Amylases
Secondary Parkinson Disease
Hyperamylasemia
Pancreatic Diseases
Krebiozen
Decision Trees
Hematological Disease
Macroamylase

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