Overview

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)  results from a reduction in pancreatic enzyme quantity and/or activity to a level below what is required to maintain normal digestion. EPI may result in vitamin deficiencies, weight loss, malnutrition, and impaired quality of life. Diagnosis of EPI can be challenging as signs and symptoms can overlap with other gastrointestinal conditions. Do you know that EPI may present as chronic diarrhea? 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) in patients with diarrhea
  • Review a case-study 




Faculty Information

Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACP, FACG

Digestive Health Associates of Texas
Professor of Medicine
Texas A&M College of Medicine
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas