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Tropical calcific pancreatitis

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G Ghoudhuri ,

Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226014, Uttar Pradesh, India, IN
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D Singh,

Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226014, Uttar Pradesh, India, IN
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CP Lakshmi

Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226014, Uttar Pradesh, India, IN
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Abstract

Tropical calcific pancreatitis (TCP) is a form of idiopathic chronic pancreatitis with distinct clinical and epidemiological characteristics. It was described in the 1960s as "pain in childhood, diabetes in adolescence and death during prime of life". Although the natural history and outcome has improved considerably in the last half century, the pathogenesis of this crippling disease remains elusive.

doi:10.4038/cmj.v53i1.217

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol. 53, No. 1, March 2008 pp.4-6
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v53i1.217
How to Cite: Ghoudhuri, G., Singh, D. and Lakshmi, C., 2008. Tropical calcific pancreatitis. Ceylon Medical Journal, 53(1), pp.4–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v53i1.217
Published on 09 Dec 2008.

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