Assessment of cassava toxicity in patients with tropical chronic pancreatitis.

  title={Assessment of cassava toxicity in patients with tropical chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Banavara Narasimhamurthy Girish and Gopalakrishna Rajesh and Kannan Vaidyanathan and Vallath Balakrishnan},
  journal={Tropical gastroenterology : official journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation},
  volume={32 2},
BACKGROUND AND AIM There have been conflicting reports on the role of cassava ingestion in tropical pancreatitis (TCP). In this study we aimed to estimate cyanogens detoxifying enzyme rhodanese, thiocyanate and sulfur containing amino acids in cassava consumer as well as cassava non-consumer TCP patients and healthy controls and compare the same. METHODS Eighty-six TCP patients and 90 healthy controls were recruited. Serum rhodanese, thiocyanate, plasma amino acids, urinary inorganic sulfate… CONTINUE READING