Failure to thrive

Failure to thrive may indicate exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI),  a condition that occurs when the pancreas fails to provide the necessary amount of digestive enzymes. Due to lack of these enzymes, people with EPI cannot properly digest the nutrients, fats, proteins and carbohydrates (maldigestion)

Last modified
21 February 2020
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T 10 Retarded Growth

Failure to thrive is a term used when the child is not gaining weight according to its food intake and can be a feature of

  • metabolic disorders
  • diseases...
Rare Condition

Shwachman Diamond Syndrome

Shwachman-Diamond syndrome is complex condition which affects different body functions.

The pancreas  produces less enzymes for the uptake of food. 

The bone marrow malfunctions and...


Exocrine Pancreas Insufficiency is usually diagnosed in the first year...