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January 1981

Acute Pancreatitis Associated With Pentamidine Therapy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. Dr Josephs is now with the Department of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Intern Med. 1981;141(1):56-58. doi:10.1001/archinte.1981.00340010052013

• Two patients receiving pentamidine isethionate for the treatment of Pneumocystis carinii experienced acute pancreatitis temporally related to pentamidine therapy. In one patient, pancreatitis recurred when a second course of pentamidine therapy was given. We discuss pentamidine toxicity.

(Arch Intern Med 141:56-58, 1981)