Fast Five Quiz: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

B.S. Anand, MD

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May 04, 2020

PERT is the therapeutic foundation for the management of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Numerous approved agents are available. Regardless of the agent chosen, the dosage should be adjusted based on the patient's body weight, clinical symptoms, and stool fat content.

Vitamin supplementation (primarily the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K) is an important treatment component, but it does not supplant PERT in the management of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

PERT is an essential treatment component for all patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency regardless of the severity of disease symptoms.

Lifestyle modifications including the avoidance of fatty foods, limitation of alcohol intake, cessation of smoking, and consumption of a well-balanced diet should be encouraged in all patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

Learn more about the management of patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

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