July 21st, 2018

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Extreme Hyperlipidemia and Pregnancy: A New Headache for Obstetricians: A Report of Three Cases
Authors:  Sefa Kelekcı, M.D., Serpıl Aydogmus, M.D., Emre Ekmekcı, M.D., and Mustafa Sengül, M.D.
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy is characterized by significant blood profile changes, by elevated pregnancy hormones, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, and increased triglyceride levels. Although these changes rarely cause significant pathology in pregnancy, hyperlipidemia related to acute pancreatitis in pregnancy is more common in recent years.
CASES: In this article we presented 3 cases of hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis in pregnant women.

CONCLUSION: Hypertriglyceridemia is a physiologic change in pregnancy, but it should be kept in mind that if it is present before pregnancy, it can complicate the pregnancy dramatically.
Keywords:  chylomicrons, hyperlipidemias, lipid metabolism, lipid metabolism disorders, pancreatitis, pregnancy, pregnancy complications
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