Possible Role of Coxsackie-B Virus Infection in Pancreatitis

Zsófia Ozsvár, Judit Deák, Akos Pap

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Abstract

Coxsackie-B antibodies were examined in a study of 118 patients with acute and relapsing chronic pancreatitis. The rise in antibody titers was significant in 40 cases. Fourteen had acute, five relapsing acute, and 21 chronic pancreatitis. Among patients with acute pancreatitis, we detected infectious hepatitis in six cases. Two patients with persisting acute pancreatitis received levamisol as an immuneadjuvant, which promoted their recovery. It seems that Coxsackie-B virus can cause acute pancreatitis, and it can also worsen chronic pancreatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pancreatology
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1992

Keywords

  • Coxsackie B
  • acute pancreatitis
  • chronic pancreatitis
  • hepatitis
  • immuneadjuvant therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology

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