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A case of fibrocalculous pancreatic diabetes in a 12-year old boy is described. A medline literature search back to 1966 revealed that no cases had been reported from East Africa. We reviewed the literature and suggest that the condition is probably under-reported.

Type

Journal

East African medical journal

Publication Date

12/1999

Volume

76

Pages

703 - 705

Addresses

Centre for Geographic Medicine Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya.

Keywords

Humans, Pancreatitis, Calcinosis, Diabetes Mellitus, Child Nutrition Disorders, Chronic Disease, Fibrosis, Abdominal Pain, Tropical Medicine, Child, Africa, Eastern, Male