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Emphysematous pancreatitis
  1. Hiroshi Okamoto1,
  2. Akira Kuriyama2
  1. 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
  2. 2Department of General Medicine, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Akira Kuriyama, Department of General Medicine, Kurashiki Central Hospital, 1-1-1 Miwa Kurashiki, Okayama 710-8602, Japan; nrk40448{at}

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A 74-year-old man with diabetes mellitus presented with a 2-day history of fever and diarrhoea. On examination, the patient had epigastric tenderness without abdominal distension. Serum amylase and lipase were slightly elevated. Contrast-enhanced CT revealed air bubbles in the swollen pancreas parenchyma and …

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  • Contributors AK and HO looked after the patient, wrote and revised the manuscript, and approved the submission of the current manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Drs Kuriyama and Okamoto obtained the written consent and permission to publish from the patient's family.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.