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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 article

Journal

East Afr Med J

Publication Date

12/1999

Volume

76

Pages

703 - 705

Keywords

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