A Case of Cannabis-Induced Pancreatitis

Context :There are no previous reports of acute pancreatitis associated with cannabis use in the general population. Drugs of all types are related to the aetiology of pancreatitis in approximately 1.4-2.0% of cases. Case report :We report the case of a 29 year old man who presented with acute pancreatitis after a period of heavy cannabis smoking. Other causes of the disease were ruled out. The pancreatitis resolved itself after the cannabis was stopped and this was confirmed by urinary cannabinoid metabolite monitoring in the community. Conclusion :To our knowledge this is the first description of a case of cannabis induced pancreatitis. However, the link is difficult toestablish and further evidence is required to prove the association


Pankaj Gandhi, Paul Grant

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