oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Pancreatic calcification in Rhodesian Africans

Volume 19, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Seven patients with pancreatic calcification are presented. Three of these patients gave a history of acute pancreatitis and six were heavy drinkers of African beer. Five of the patients investigated had steatorrhoea and six were diabetic. The possible aetiological factors and a brief review of pancreatic calcification in Africans are discussed.

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