Pancreatic Disease Board Review Questions
Pancreatic Disease is the focus of this week's free CME Quick Quiz, courtesy of Med-Challenger online medical education. Below is a free CME quick quiz question that provides a better understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic disease.
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A 70-year-old man presents to you with recurrent episodes of mild abdominal pain located in the epigastric region that radiates to his back.
Over time, he states that the pain has become more continuous and is associated with nausea and intermittent vomiting.
He notes diarrhea with foul-smelling stools, and he has lost about 10 pounds in the past 6 months.
He is jaundiced with a bilirubin level of 3.2 mg/dL.
Abdominal ultrasonography is performed and reveals a diffusely enlarged and hypoechoic pancreas.
Computed tomography (CT) with intravenous contrast shows a diffusely enlarged, sausage-shaped pancreas with delayed rim-like enhancement.
What laboratory marker would be helpful in establishing a diagnosis for this patient?
Amylase and lipase levels
Immunoglobulin (Ig) G4 level
C-reactive protein (CRP)
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