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Tropical pancreatitis

Disease definition

A rare pancreatic disease of juvenile onset occurring mainly in tropical developing countries and characterized by chronic non-alcoholic pancreatitis manifesting with abdominal pain, steatorrhea and fibrocalculous pancreatopathy. It is also commonly associated with the development of pancreatic calculi and pancreatic cancer at a much higher frequency than seen in ordinary chronic pancreatitis.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • TCP
    • Tropical calcific chronic pancreatitis
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: K86.1
  • ICD-11: DC32.5
  • OMIM: 608189
  • UMLS: C1842402
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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