Man admitted with hypertriglyceridaemia after birthday bender: case

The 28-year-old's triglyceride levels were so high he developed acute pancreatitis, report US emergency doctors

A birthday bender turned a young man off alcohol for life after he ended up in hospital with alcohol-induced hypertriglyceridaemia, according to a US case report.

Venepuncture sample with grossly lipaemic blood giving a milky-white cloudy appearance. Photo: BMJ

The 28-year-old carpenter presented to the ED with a 48-hour history of nausea and abdominal pain.

Three days earlier he had