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Case Studies | Health and Medical Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023
Significant Reduction of Carbohydrate 19-9 Antigen Levels in a Patient of Acute on Chronic Pancreatitis through Ayurvedic Treatment Protocol
Vaidya Balendu Prakash | Shikha Prakash | Neha Negi | Sneha Tiwari Sati
Abstract: Pancreatitis is an inflammatory and irreversible disorder of Pancreas, though unpredictable in nature. It?s broadly categorized in acute and chronic pancreatitis depending upon the diagnostic parameters. Both types of pancreatitis are managed by using tools of conventional treatment; however natural course of progression of the diseases process remains unbeatable. Pancreatitis may also lead to pancreatic cancer and a tumor marker called Carbohydrate 19-9 antigen (CA 19-9) is being used routinely to accesses the progression of the disease. The normal value of CA 19-9 in the serum is<37 U/mL, whereas, levels more than 300 U/mL are considered definite indicators of pancreatic cancer. Here, we report a case of 52 years old male form Eastern Uttar Pradesh in India who was initially diagnosed for Acute Necrotizing pancreatitis and was treated conservatively by subject experts. Later he suffered with seven more episodes within three years of initial diagnosis and was dealt in emergencies. His clinical condition continued to deteriorate and he lost 15 kg body weight during the course of disease. At this juncture, he opted to a north India based specialty Ayurvedic treatment centre and was treated with metal based Ayurvedic formulations, daily diet of 2000 to 2200 calories and complete mental and physical rest. He responded well to Ayurvedic treatment protocol (ATP) and showed overall improvement. There was also remarkable improvement in his rising CA 19-9 levels, that turned to normal in the first hundred eight days of ATP, which needs to be explored further for its path making therapeutic values.
Keywords: Pancreatitis, Carbohydrate 19-9 Antigen, Ayurveda, Pancreatic Cancer
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,
Pages: 235 - 239