Evidence supports the establishment of a national TP‐IAT program, delivered at sites with a concentration of expertise and experience
Chronic pancreatitis is probably an underestimated cause of chronic abdominal pain in children, and its true incidence remains unknown.1 Chronic inflammatory cell infiltration and fibrosis of pancreatic tissue results in exocrine and endocrine insufficiency with malabsorption and ultimately diabetes mellitus. Although obstruction, toxins and other factors can be associated, genetic mutations contribute toward childhood chronic pancreatitis in 65–75% of cases.2,3
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