Pediatric Pancreatic disorders
There are numerous inherited or genetically acquired pancreatic disorders in children. Depending on the condition acquired, side effects may develop at any time from birth to adulthood. More than 25 diverse digestive enzymes which are secreted into the digestive tract to separate dietary protein, fat and starches into simple molecules are made by the pancreas. These simple molecules later het absorbed into the body. Maximum reserve capacity of the pancreas must be lost before the pancreas fail and symptoms of swelling and malabsorption develop. Children suffering with GI issues due to pancreas failure need to enzyme replacement therapy.