The occurrence of Z-type diabetes (tropical pancreatic diabetes) in the South African Indian

I. Jialal, M. C. Rajput, R. K. Desai

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The presentation of diabetes in the young South African Indian is atypical in that insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is rare, while non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is common. In addition, youthful onset of tropical diabetic syndrome (J-type diabetes) is extremely rare. To date there appear to be no reports on a further tropical malnutrition diabetic syndrome associated with pancreatic fibrosis and calcification (Z-type diabetes). Four Indian patients with features consistent with the diagnosis of Z-type diabetes are described. All were asthenic, came from a poor socio-economic background and developed insulin-requiring diabetes in their youth; 3 of the 4 patients had pancreatic calcification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-223
Number of pages3
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Volume71
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Malnutrition
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Fibrosis
Economics
Insulin

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The occurrence of Z-type diabetes (tropical pancreatic diabetes) in the South African Indian. / Jialal, I.; Rajput, M. C.; Desai, R. K.

In: South African Medical Journal, Vol. 71, No. 4, 1987, p. 221-223.

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Jialal, I. ; Rajput, M. C. ; Desai, R. K. / The occurrence of Z-type diabetes (tropical pancreatic diabetes) in the South African Indian. In: South African Medical Journal. 1987 ; Vol. 71, No. 4. pp. 221-223.
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