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Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency: Quiz


Question 1: Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is the inability to properly digest food due to a lack of digestive enzymes made by the ________.
LiverDigestionPancreasEndocrine system

Question 2: In dogs, EPI is most common in young German Shepherd Dogs, and ________ in Finland,[4] in which it is inherited.
Border CollieOld English SheepdogRough CollieSmooth Collie

Question 3: EPI is also found in humans afflicted with cystic fibrosis and ________.
Acute myeloid leukemiaGeneDiamond–Blackfan anemiaShwachman–Bodian–Diamond syndrome

Question 4: [1] Loss of digestive enzymes leads to maldigestion and ________ of nutrients.
MalabsorptionCoeliac diseaseSmall bowel bacterial overgrowth syndromeCrohn's disease

Question 5: Often this is treated with Pancreatic Enzyme Products (PEPs), such as pancrelipase, that are used to breakdown fats (________), proteins (proteases) and carbohydrates (amylases) into units that can be digested by those with EPI.
PDE2Phospholipase A2Bile salt dependent lipaseLipase

Question 6: Chronic pancreatitis is the most common cause of EPI in humans and ________, but it is an uncommon cause in dogs.
LionCatGray WolfRaccoon

Question 7: EPI is also fairly common in ________ - both type 1 and type 2.
Diabetes mellitusDiabetic ketoacidosisDiabetic retinopathyDiabetes mellitus type 1

Question 8: The atrophy in turn can be caused by previous infections, a blocked pancreatic duct, or ________.

Question 9: In humans, the common causes of EPI are ________, which is a hereditary recessive disease of Europeans and Ashkenazi Jews involving a chloride channel called CFTR, and chronic pancreatitis.
Malignant hyperthermiaCystic fibrosisPneumoniaCoeliac disease


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