The Nutritional Challenges in a patient with Chronic Pancreatitis

Introduction/overview Chronic pancreatitis is a progressive and irreversible inflammatory disease of the pancreas. This results in exocrine and endocrine dysfunction which in time leads to maldigestion and malabsorption reducing the body’s ability to utilise essential macro and micronutrients. Consequently protein energy malnutrition is common. Research indicates that in more than 80...

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