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New Indian Journal of Surgery

Volume  2, Issue 2, April-june 2011, Pages 117-117


Review Article

Prevalence and incidence of drug induced pancreatitis in seropositive patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART)
Tuhina Cornelius
RNT Medical College, Udaipur
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Pancreatitis is a known adverse effect of the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor drugs-a major drug of the anti-retroviral therapy (ART) which causes premature termination of proviral DNA chain by inhibiting reverse transcriptase enzyme. Drug induced pancreatitis in HIV patients is presented as a sudden onset of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and general worsening of health. PURPOSE-To analyse whether pancreatitis presents differently in HIV-seropositive patients compared to the general population and to figure out the prevalence and Incidence of Drug induced Pancreatitis in HIV patients on ART in the tribal belt of southern Rajasthan (mewar region). 

Corresponding Author : Tuhina Cornelius