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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.



East African medical journal

Publication Date





703 - 705


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


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