Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency - Pipeline Review, H1 2017

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a condition characterized by deficiency of the exocrine pancreatic enzymes, resulting in the inability to digest food properly, or maldigestion. Symptoms include diarrhea, loose, oily stools with unabsorbed fat (steatorrhea), vitamin deficiencies, loss of appetite, and unexplained weight loss. Treatment includes pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) and lifestyle modifications.