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Pancreatitis and pancreatic calculi are often encountered in the diabetic patient in the tropics, in contrast to the comparative rarity with which they are found in diabetics in the United States. The author has amassed data on 400 patients in southern India with pancreatic affliction and impaired carbohydrate tolerance. They accounted for 15 to 30% of all diabetic patients seen in different hospitals.
The typical patient with diabetes and pancreatic calculi is rather young and emaciated, often has parotid enlargement and intestinal parasites, and is dependent on insulin and subject to abdominal pain. An exposition of the various factors associated
Pancreatic Diabetes: A Clinico-Pathologic Study of Growth Onset Diabetes with Pancreatic Calculi.. Ann Intern Med. ;73:873. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-5-873_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(5):873.
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