GastroCE
CLINICAL CASECME

Ace the Case: A 27-Year-Old Female With Diarrhea

Author(s)/Faculty: Steven D. Freedman, MD, PhD
Release Date: 11/20/2020Expiration Date: 11/19/2021
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0.5
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Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), a frequent but commonly underdiagnosed and undertreated condition, is defined as a secretion of pancreatic enzymes and bicarbonate insufficient to maintain a normal digestion. Many gastroenterologists lack knowledge about the etiology of EPI, are challenged to differentially diagnose the condition, and are unfamiliar with nuances of treatment. In addition, patient follow-up is lacking, and patients themselves often lack the knowledge needed to practice effective self-management. In this continuing education activity, a web-based “Ace the Case” series, clinicians will be challenged to differentially diagnose and treat patients presenting with non-specific gastrointestinal symptoms.