CHRONIC relapsing pancreatitis is rare in childhood. Only 2 of the 29 cases reported by Comfort, Gambill and Baggenstoss1 in 1946 were in children. Hyperlipemia was not coexistent with the pancreatitis in either of these cases. Thannhauser,2 in 1940, included in his classification of the lipidoses hyperlipemia with secondary xanthomatosis associated with chronic pancreatitis, which he reported as occurring in adults. The rarity of this condition in children warrants the following case report. In this case, determinations of the enzymes and lipids in the blood, the fat and nitrogen in the stools, and the duodenal enzymes were made in the Division of Biochemistry, Mayo Clinic.
REPORT OF CASE
A white boy, 8 years of age, was brought to the Mayo Clinic because of attacks of severe abdominal pain which had been recurring from the time he was 4 years old. The family history revealed that one younger sibling