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A 55-year-old white woman has had recurrent episodes of alcohol-induced pancreatitis. Despite abstinence, the patient develops postprandial abdominal pain, bloating, weight loss despite good appetite, and bulky, foul-smelling stools. KUB shows pancreatic calcifications.

In this patient, you should expect to find which of the following?​

a. Diabetes mellitus
b. Malabsorption of fat-soluble vitamins D and K
c. Guaiac-positive stool
d. Courvoisier sign
e. Markedly elevated amylase
 

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it's chronic pacreatitis i think and patient suffers from fat soluble vitamin deficiency that will be earlier complication of pancreatitis than diabetes mellitus .
chronic pancreatitis will result in diabetes mellitus when almost all of healthy tissue of pancreas has been lost.
option B
 

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By the way I'd like to ask how can KUB show pancreatic calcifications?
Don't you mean KUB ( Kidney, Ureter and Bladder ).

Anyways, if you've really got calcification in pancrease, it means that the case is chronic pancreatitis with dystrophic calcification. The most likely finding will be deficiency of fat soluble vitamins as indicated by the findings of stool indicating steatorrhea.

So correct answer is B
 
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