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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70-71

Sodium valproate-induced necrotizing pancreatitis in a patient with bipolar mania

Department of Psychiatry, Indlas Vimhans Hospital, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Sripathi Santhosh Goud
Indlas Vimhans Hospital, Vijayawada - 520 002, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjp.tjp_13_21

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Bipolar disorder is a chronic complex disorder that requires lifelong maintenance treatment. Sodium valproate is an effective first-line drug for bipolar mania. Adverse effects associated with valproate are typically benign, but there are serious adverse effects that are less frequently seen. Acute pancreatitis is a very rare side effect seen with valproate use with a high mortality rate. We report the case of a 24-year-old male patient with bipolar mania who developed acute necrotizing pancreatitis with sodium valproate.

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