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Idiopathic chronic pancreatitis in India: looking for a name! Futile or fruitful exercise?
  1. Deepak K Bhasin,
  2. Surinder S Rana,
  3. Kartar Singh
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Deepak Kumar Bhasin, 1041, Sector 24-B, Chandigarh 160 023, India; deepakkbhasin{at}gmail.com

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We read with interest the article by Midha et al1 and correspondence by various authors on the interesting and challenging topic of idiopathic chronic pancreatitis (ICP) in India. At the outset we would like to congratulate the authors of this good study. We had earlier published a study, which somehow escaped the attention of the authors in their initial study and also later in correspondence, where we had shown that the clinical profile of ICP in North India differs from that of classical tropical pancreatitis (TP) with a higher frequency of pain and a lower frequency of diabetes, pancreatic calcification and intraductal calculi.2

In our study of 155 patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP), ICP was the most common form of CP (41.3%).2 When …

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