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Pediatric Pancreatic Insufficiency

When a child’s pancreas does not make enough digestive enzymes, it’s called pediatric pancreatic insufficiency.

Dallas

214-456-8000
Fax: 214-456-1206
Suite F4500

Plano

469-303-2400
Fax: 469-303-2407
Suite P4400

Park Cities

469-488-7000
Fax: 469-488-7001
Suite 106

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What is Pediatric Pancreatic Insufficiency?

Pediatric pancreatic insufficiency occurs when your child’s pancreas does not make enough digestive enzymes. These enzymes are needed to digest food and absorb nutrients so your child can grow. If your child has pancreatic insufficiency, they may develop nutritional deficiencies and be unable to gain or maintain an appropriate weight for their age.

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Pancreatic Insufficiency?

What are the causes of Pediatric Pancreatic Insufficiency?

Most of the time, pediatric pancreatic insufficiency is caused by cystic fibrosis (CF) - a rare genetic condition. However, it can also be caused by chronic (ongoing) pancreatitis.

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