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Volume 70 - 2007 - Fasc.1 - Case reports

Nifuroxazide-induced acute pancreatitis : a new side-effect for an old drug ?

We report the case of a middle-aged woman who developed a typical picture of acute pancreatitis together with systemic fea- tures of immunoallergy after the intake of two capsules (200 mg) of nifuroxazide. Even if acute pancreatitis is a rare adverse event of nitrofuran derivative therapy, nifuroxazide-induced pancreati- tis as not been previously described. As suggested by associated systemic features, the disease is likely of immunoallergic origin. (Acta gastroenterol. belg., 2007, 70, 32-33).