[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Fibrocalculous Pancreatic Diabetes (FCPD) is a form of diabetes s econdary to tropical chronic pancreatitis . While majority of patients have onset of diabetes in youth childhood onset FCPD is less common. We found that 10.8% of diabetic with onset below 20 years of age had FCPD. The clinical features of childhood onset FCPD w ere similar to older age group patients. FCPD must be kept i n mind in the differential diagnosis of childhood onset diabetes in geographical areas where this entity is common.
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