HAMDI S. AKTAN, M.D.; ARTHUR P. KLOTZ, M.D.
Abnormalities in the exocrine secretion of the pancreas following intravenous secretin stimulation1, 4, 13, 14 and defective fat absorption as a rare complication of diabetes mellitus3, 10 have been previously reported. Acinar sclerosis and visceral neuropathy were thought to be responsible for these respective findings. Such recorded observations led us to a combined study of fat absorption and exocrine function of the pancreas in a controlled group of diabetic patients. Two of these were complicated by nocturnal diarrhea.
Studies were carried out on 10 selected control patients and 10 diabetic patients. Two of the control cases had
AKTAN HS, KLOTZ AP. FAT ABSORPTION AND PANCREATIC FUNCTION IN DIABETES MELLITUS1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:820–828. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-4-820
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(4):820-828.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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