Last reviewed: June 2020
Last updated: March  2020

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Celiac disease

Uncommon

  • Giardiasis
  • Whipple disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Lymphoma
  • Gastrointestinal amyloidosis
  • Medication-induced malabsorption
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Bacterial overgrowth
  • Crohn disease
  • Resection of stomach, pancreas, or small bowel
  • Primary biliary cholangitis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis

Contributors

Associate Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Boston

MA

Disclosures

ACM declares that he has no competing interests.

Peer reviewersVIEW ALL

Professor of Medicine

Section Chief Gastroenterology

Harborview Medical Center

Assistant Dean for Faculty Development

University of Washington School of Medicine

Seattle

WA

Disclosures

CMS declares that she has no competing interests.

Chief of the Pancreas Unit

Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Sant’ Orsola-Malpighi Hospital

Bologna

Italy

Disclosures

RP declares that he has no competing interests.

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