The symptoms of EPI may be overlookedbecause they are similar to those of other GI conditions2-9
|Symptoms||EPI||IBS-D||Celiac disease||Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth|
This chart is for informational purposes only. This list is not a complete list of symptoms and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, or care for any particular patient.
*Steatorrhea: >7 g of fecal fat per day while consuming 100 g of dietary fat per day.
Steatorrhea, which is characterized by foul-smelling, greasy stools, is the most common clinical manifestation of EPI and may not appear until the disease is advanced.3
EPI is associated with certain conditions that affect
Look for symptoms of EPI in patients
with these associated conditions3,10-17: