Fecal fat concentration in patients with steatorrhea.

@article{BoLinn1984FecalFC,
  title={Fecal fat concentration in patients with steatorrhea.},
  author={George W. Bo-Linn and John S. Fordtran},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1984},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={
          319-22
        }
}
We predicted that fecal fat concentration (grams of fat per gram of stool wet weight) would be higher in patients with pancreatic steatorrhea than in those with steatorrhea due to gastrointestinal disease. To evaluate this hypothesis, we examined fecal weight, fecal fat excretion, and fecal fat concentration in 19 patients with steatorrhea due to pancreatic insufficiency and in 31 patients whose steatorrhea was due to various gastrointestinal diseases. There was no consistent difference in the… CONTINUE READING
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