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World J Clin Cases. Mar 16, 2014; 2(3): 62-66
Published online Mar 16, 2014. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v2.i3.62
Can a polymorphism in the thalassemia gene and a heterozygote CFTR mutation cause acute pancreatitis?
J-Matthias Löhr, Stephan Haas
J-Matthias Löhr, Stephan Haas, Gastrocentrum, Karolinska Institutet and University Hospital, SE-141 86 Stockholm, Sweden
J-Matthias Löhr, Stephan Haas, Division of Molecular Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine II, Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Author contributions: Löhr JM and Haas S contributed to this manuscript.
Correspondence to: J-Matthias Löhr, MD, Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gastrocentrum, Karolinska Institutet and University Hospital, CLINTEC, K53, SE-141 86 Stockholm, Sweden.
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Received: November 11, 2013
Revised: December 10, 2013
Accepted: January 15, 2014
Published online: March 16, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: This is a discussion case with two genetic alterations, one in a pancreatitis-related gene and one in an unrelated gene that might influence the oxygenation in the pancreas.