Oct 16, 2005
i was diagnosed in 1999 with hiv. in 2003 i was diagnosed with pancreatic insuffiecny and i malasorb, the problem continues even with pancreatic enzymne replacements. is this common?
Response from Dr. Henry
Malabsorption after pancreatitis can be a real problem for some patients and is not always solved by adding pancreatic enzyme replacement (in may experience [perhaps 60-70% patients experience clear benefit from enzyme replacement-for others improvement the symptoms can be a challenge). Changing diets, lactase replacement, and other approaches sometimes are needed with the help of a nutritionist/dietician. KH
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