Fast Five Quiz: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

B.S. Anand, MD

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May 04, 2020

Protease and lipase supplementation is effective for restoring normal digestion of dietary nutrients even among patients with complete loss of exocrine function.

The natural history and progression of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is dependent upon its underlying etiology. For example, patients with autoimmune pancreatitis or cystic fibrosis may progress to nearly total insufficiency, whereas those with alcohol-induced exocrine pancreatic insufficiency may recover from pancreatic insufficiency—or at least delay the progression of the condition—if they abstain from alcohol.

Learn more about the epidemiology and prognosis of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

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