Fast Five Quiz: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Management

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


March 08, 2021

In the context of EPI, a well-balanced diet and supplementation with fat-soluble vitamins is often required to prevent nutritional deficiencies, and in children, to optimize growth.

In children with pancreatic insufficiency, a high-calorie diet with unrestricted fat and supplementation with fat-soluble vitamins is often necessary to prevent nutritional deficiencies and support proper growth.

Vitamin supplementation, primarily the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, is an important component of EPI management, as are lifestyle modifications (eg, avoidance of fatty foods, limitation of alcohol intake, cessation of smoking).

Learn more about treatment of pancreatic insufficiency.


Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses. Please see our Commenting Guide for further information. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion.