GastroCE
CLINICAL CASECME

Ace the Case: 40 Year-Old Man With Abdominal Pain, Weight Loss, and Increased Stool Frequency

Author(s)/Faculty: Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc
Release Date: 12/11/2020Expiration Date: 12/10/2021
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0.25
Content Type: ArticleProvider:
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.