How is weight loss and fatigue characterized in exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)?

Updated: Aug 12, 2021
  • Author: Samer Al-Kaade, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Weight loss and fatigue are common and may be pronounced; however, patients may compensate by increasing their caloric consumption, and as a result, weight loss from malabsorption may be masked. The weight loss may be compounded by an underlying disease involving the intestine (eg, celiac disease or Crohn disease).


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