Issue: 2018 > March > case report

Pancreatitis as the presenting symptom of abdominal sarcoidosis

E.A. Lucassen, A.H. Bootsma, M.J. Overbeek
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We present a 60-year-old woman with non-pulmonary sarcoidosis manifesting as acute pancreatitis, possibly due to hypercalcaemia. Pancreatitis in sarcoidosis is rare, particularly as a presenting symptom. This case demonstrates that sarcoidosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of pancreatitis with hypercalcaemia, even without pulmonary signs of sarcoidosis.