ULUPl A. CHOKSI, M.D.; RENA V. SELLIN, M.D.; ROBERT C. HICKEY, M.D.; NAGUIB A. SAMAAN, M.D., Ph.D.
CHOKSI UA, SELLIN RV, HICKEY RC, SAMAAN NA. 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.
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
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Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Disease.
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