Chronic pancreatitis and maldigestion.

  title={Chronic pancreatitis and maldigestion.},
  author={John M Petersen and Chris E. Forsmark},
  journal={Seminars in gastrointestinal disease},
  volume={13 4},
Patients with chronic pancreatitis may suffer from maldigestion and malnutrition. Longstanding inflammation and fibrosis in the gland can destroy exocrine tissue, leading to inadequate delivery of digestive enzymes to the duodenum in the prandial and postprandial period and subsequent maldigestion. Maldigestion is augmented by inadequate bicarbonate… CONTINUE READING