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UNC, Duke Researchers Discover Cause Of Mysterious Pancreatitis In Some People

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December 10, 2001
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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
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Working together, medical school faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University have discovered a previously unrecognized cause of pancreatitis, a common ailment often correctly attributed to alcohol or drug abuse but also of mysterious -- or “idiopathic” -- origin.

CHAPEL HILL – Working together, medical school faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University have discovered a previously unrecognized cause of pancreatitis, a common ailment often correctly attributed to alcohol or drug abuse but also of mysterious -- or “idiopathic” -- origin. The newly discovered culprit has nothing to do with substance use or anatomic abnormalities, the researchers say. Instead, it involves mutations in the gene that causes the highly debilitating disease known as cystic fibrosis or, in the words of some of its younger victims, “65 roses.”


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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill. (2001, December 10). UNC, Duke Researchers Discover Cause Of Mysterious Pancreatitis In Some People. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011206073327.htm
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill. "UNC, Duke Researchers Discover Cause Of Mysterious Pancreatitis In Some People." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011206073327.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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