Published online Aug 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i31.5204
Revised: July 4, 2013
Accepted: July 9, 2013
Published online: August 21, 2013
Core tip: We report a cases of chronic pancreatitis associated with Crohn’s Disease (CD). We have not been able to find reports of this association in the pediatric medical literature. The present case suggests that in children the idiopathic chronic pancreatitis may be an unusual presentation of CD. Thus, if other known cause of chronic pancreatitis are not found, a not invasive work up to exclude the inflammatory bowel disease should be warranted. The early recognition of the CD, indeed, may help in delay the progression of the pancreatic disease.