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[Fecal chymotrypsin in the evaluation of exocrine pancreatic function].

Authors
  • Caiulo, V A
  • Lupetti, L
  • Cortigiani, L
  • Ughi, C
  • Ceccarelli, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
La Pediatria medica e chirurgica : Medical and surgical pediatrics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1989
Volume
11
Issue
4
Pages
427–428
Identifiers
PMID: 2616345
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In this study the Authors examine the usefulness in determining Fecal Chymotrypsin (FC) as a screening test for pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. The FC was measured in 503 children (337 control subjects and 166 with various intestinal and hepatobiliary diseases). The results demonstrate that FC is usefull as a screening test for pancreatic insufficiency. However, in certain cases, this should be supplemented by the more discriminant analysis of function provided by duodenal studies.

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