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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Witt, H; Bhatia, E 
Title:
Genetic aspects of tropical calcific pancreatitis. 
Abstract:
Tropical calcific pancreatitis (TCP) is a subtype of chronic pancreatitis which is unique to tropical regions. Patients present at young age with recurrent abdominal pain, nutritional deficiencies, and insulin-requiring diabetes. For a long time, the aetiology of this disorder was poorly understood. Several environmental factors, such as malnutrition or the consumption of toxic food components such as cyanogenic glycosides, were proposed as pathogenic factors. In the last decade, a major impact...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Rev Endocr Metab Disord 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
213-26 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1389-9155 
TUM Institution:
hrungsmedizin