The role of fecal elastase-1 in detecting exocrine pancreatic disease

  title={The role of fecal elastase-1 in detecting exocrine pancreatic disease},
  author={John Samuel Leeds and Kofi Ernest Oppong and David S. Sanders},
  journal={Nature Reviews Gastroenterology &Hepatology},
Exocrine pancreatic disease is thought to be uncommon in clinical practice and usually secondary to excess alcohol intake. Although excess alcohol intake does account for many cases of exocrine pancreatic disease, other conditions are associated with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and such dysfunction perhaps occurs more frequently than conventionally expected. A reliable, patient-friendly, cheap and easy to use test for exocrine pancreatic disease is yet to be established; however, in many… CONTINUE READING


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