Pancreatic insufficiency in children

The pancreas is an organ that produces enzymes in response to the flow of food into the duodenum. Pancreatic enzymes enter the duodenum in an inactive form and are activated by intestinal enzymes.

  • Children, especially young children quite often a so-called relative pancreatic insufficiency, when the iron itself is not damaged and disrupted its function. In this case, the enzymes can not adequately provide the physiological demand the function. this condition is often interpreted as “reactive pancreatitis”. (more…)