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Chronic pancreatitis and exocrine insufficiency.
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PMID:  21872095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The evaluation, management, and follow-up of patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) can be simple, but it can also be complex, so having a good referral network of subspecialists experienced in this field is essential. Identifying the cause of CP requires a systematic review of the many potential causes when the cause is not obvious. The identification of patients with autoimmune CP is particularly important because treatment with steroids may be effective. Alterations in pain or other symptoms in patients with CP should not be attributed to worsening disease before evaluations for complications including malignancy are done.
John Affronti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Primary care     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1558-299X     ISO Abbreviation:  Prim. Care     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430463     Medline TA:  Prim Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  515-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.
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