lipolytic defects

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Inadequate digestion of fats may be due to ineffective pancreatic lipase activity, caused by:

  • deficiency:
    • chronic pancreatitis
    • pancreatic carcinoma
    • cystic fibrosis
  • inactivation:
    • excess gastric acid secretion due to Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

Last reviewed 07/2021

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