Can you see what
makes EPI unique?

The symptoms of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) often look a lot like those of other GI conditions, making it difficult to diagnose.1,2

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1 in 4 patients were misdiagnosed with another GI condition before being diagnosed with EPI3*

That’s why it’s important to consider EPI in your differential diagnosis. Get to know EPI below.

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Consider the pancreas

EPI can be an overlooked cause of maldigestion.1

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Use this helpful Discussion Guide to spot EPI more quickly.

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*EPI Uncovered is based on an online survey conducted by Harris Poll from May 17 through June 20, 2016. It included 1,001 U.S. adults ages 18 and older who experienced at least two gastrointestinal issues, three or more times in the past three months (“patients”), as well as 250 primary care physicians (“PCPs”) and 250 gastroenterologists (“GIs”) in the U.S. who are ages 18 years or older and licensed. Figures for patients were weighted where necessary based on age, education, gender, race/ethnicity, region, income, size of household, marital status, and likelihood to be online to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Figures for PCPs and GIs were weighted on years in practice, gender and region, where necessary, to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population.

References: 1. Leeds JS, Oppong K, Sanders DS. The role of fecal elastase-1 in detecting exocrine pancreatic disease. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011;8(7):405-415. 2. Alkaade S, Vareedayah AA. A primer on exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, fat malabsorption, and fatty acid abnormalities. Am J Manag Care. 2017;23(suppl 12):S203-S209. 3. EPI Uncovered. American Gastroenterological Association website. https://www.gastro.org/press-release/largest-analysis-examining-barriers-to-epi-diagnosis-finds-patients-with-digestive-health-issues-overlook-their-symptoms. Accessed December 4, 2018.