Hereditary pancreatitis: new insights into acute and chronic pancreatitis.

@article{Whitcomb1999HereditaryPN,
  title={Hereditary pancreatitis: new insights into acute and chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={David C. Whitcomb},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1999},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={317-22}
}
Hereditary pancreatitis has recently emerged as an important pancreatic disease. Although relatively rare, this genetic disorder has provided major breakthroughs in our understanding of acute and chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Furthermore, study of this disorder promises additional insights into the pathophysiology of human pancreatitis, new strategies for developing animal models of disease, and new therapies to treat or prevent acute and chronic pancreatitis. A review of recent… CONTINUE READING

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