Recurrent pancreatitis as a manifestation of multisystem mitochondrial disorder.


In single cases mitochondrial disorders may manifest as pancreatitis, but recurrent, chronic pancreatitis with exacerbations of at least 15 times without morphological alterations of the pancreas but concomitant diabetes mellitus has not been reported. In a 57-year-old Caucasian male mitochondrial disorder was diagnosed at the age of 49 years upon epilepsy… (More)