Therapeutic effect of chlorophyll-a in the treatment of patients with chronic pancreatitis

Gastroenterol Jpn. 1980;15(1):49-61. doi: 10.1007/BF02773704.


The favorable clinical effects of water-soluble form of chlorophyll-a in the treatment of patients with chronic relapsing pancreatitis are described. 1) 34 cases were treated with chlorophyll-a infusion and fairly favorable effect was obtained in 23 cases and some favorable effect, in 9 cases. 2) The most disgusting symptom of pancreatitis, the abdominal pain disappeared in a week or so with infusion of 5--20 mg of chlorophyll-a per day for 1--2 weeks, in all the effective cases. 3) Patients have become well controlled by intermittent administration of chlorophyll-a, even when they had recurrences. 4) 5 cases which had difficulty in the treatment by trasylol, were also successfully treated with chlorophyll-a. 5) In all the cases treated with chlorophyll-a, no unfavorable side-effect, such as of allergic, or photosensitive, or hepatotoxic nature, was hitherto observed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Amylases / blood
  • Aprotinin / therapeutic use
  • Chlorophyll / administration & dosage
  • Chlorophyll / therapeutic use*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pancreatitis / drug therapy*
  • Pancreatitis / enzymology


  • Chlorophyll
  • Aprotinin
  • Amylases