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Fibrosing Colonopathy in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Pulmonology & Critical Care

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Description:

Fibrosing colonopathy is a recently described (1993) condition with colonic fibrosis seen in patients with cystic fibrosis. This appears to be related to the use of certain high strength pancreatin preparations. Pancreatin is an enzyme mixture (amylase, protease, lipase and others) derived from porcine pancreas that enables more extensive digestion of food.

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