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diabetic ketoacidosis hyperlipemia acute pancreatitis

N Agarwal, C S Pitchumoni
Proteolytic enzymes, lipase, kinins, and other active peptides liberated from the inflamed pancreas convert inflammation of the pancreas, a single-organ disease of the retroperitoneum, to a multisystem disease. Adult respiratory distress syndrome, in addition to being secondary to microvascular thrombosis, may be the result of active phospholipase A (lecithinase), which digests lecithin, a major component of surfactant. Myocardial depression and shock are suspected to be secondary to vasoactive peptides and a myocardial depressant factor...
June 1993: Gastroenterologist
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