ULUPl A. CHOKSI, M.D.; RENA V. SELLIN, M.D.; ROBERT C. HICKEY, M.D.; NAGUIB A. SAMAAN, M.D., Ph.D.
Pancreatic polypeptide is a newly identified secretory product from pancreatic islet cell tumors (1, 2). This
peptide has been seen with increasing frequency in different islet cell tumors and is considered a marker for such tumors (3, 4). Recently, a few predominantly pancreatic polypeptide-producing tumors also have been reported (3, 5-7). Most islet cell tumors have a characteristic clinical presentation, but the pancreatic polypeptide-producing tumors identified so far have not been associated with a distinctive clinical presentation.
We treated a patient with a pancreatic polypeptide-producing tumor associated with distinctive skin rash. The skin rash improved with successful treatment of the
ULUPl A. CHOKSI, RENA V. SELLIN, ROBERT C. HICKEY, NAGUIB A. SAMAAN. An Unusual Skin Rash Associated with a Pancreatic Polypeptide-Producing Tumor of the Pancreas. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:64–65. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-1-64
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(1):64-65.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Disease.
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