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Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency

Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency may arise de-novo or following acute or chronic pancreatitis. It may present with weight loss, reduced appetite, altered bowel habit or if longstanding an avoidance of fatty foods (Consciously or subconsciously), low weight and, or nutritional deficiency such as iron deficiency, low vitamin D or low magnesium levels.

Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency is common in people who have had pancreatitis, and in people who combine tobacco and alcohol misuse on a long-term basis.

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