Malnutrition as a cause of chronic pancreatitis: Myth dispelled?

A role for protein energy malnutrition in the etiopathogenesis of chronic pancreatitis was postulated several decades ago, based largely on studies of tropical pancreatitis (a chronic calcifying form of pancreatitis) occurring in non-alcoholics from areas where malnutrition is prevalent, such as India, South-East Asia and some parts of Africa.

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