Tropical pancreatitis

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Tropical pancreatitis

Synonyms: TCP | Tropical calcific chronic pancreatitis

A rare pancreatic disease of juvenile onset occurring mainly in tropical developing countries and characterized by chronic non-alcoholic pancreatitis manifesting with abdominal pain steatorrhea and fibrocalculous pancreatopathy. It is also commonly associated with the development of pancreatic calculi and pancreatic cancer at a much higher frequency than seen in ordinary chronic pancreatitis.

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