The prevalence of fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies and a decreased bone mass in patients with chronic pancreatitis.

@article{Sikkens2013ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies and a decreased bone mass in patients with chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Edm{\'e}e C. M. Sikkens and Djuna L. Cahen and Arjun D. Koch and Henri Braat and J Bryan Poley and Ernst J Kuipers and Marco J Bruno},
  journal={Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={238-42}
}
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES In chronic pancreatitis, malabsorption of fat is common due to loss of exocrine function. Consequently, these patients are at risk to acquire deficiencies of the fat-soluble vitamins, which may result in a decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and the development of osteopenia and osteoporosis. METHODS We prospectively enrolled all patients diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis, who visited our outpatient clinic between March and November 2011. Data were collected regarding… CONTINUE READING