Tropical Pancreatitis

Q) All are true about tropical pancreatitis except?

a. Associated with Tapioca.
b. Patients have  large stones with fibrosis.
c. Cancerous

d) Onset of disease at 50 years 


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Onset 50 years

Tropical pancreatitis is an  idiopathic disease which begins in teens.  It has a high association with diabetes and Pancreatic duct calculi. It is common in South India, Asia, Africa and central America

Etiology 

Malnutrition 

Cassava

Hydrocarbons exposure

These patients have increased risk of cancer

It is associated with SPINK 1 mutation

Ref https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1742869/pdf/v079p00606.pdf