Exocrine Gland Dysfunction - Pediatric Nursing - Lecture Slides, Slides for Pediatrics. Acharya Nagarjuna University

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Description: These are the important key points of lecture slides of Pediatric Nursing are: Exocrine Gland Dysfunction, Mucous Secretions, Dysfunction of Mucous, Gastrointestinal Absorption Problems, Blocked Pancreatic Ducts, Secretion of Digestive Enzymes, Meconium Ileus
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Exocrine Gland Dysfunction
Mucous secretions are thick and tenacious
Dysfunction of mucous producing glands leads to
multiple gastrointestinal absorption problems.
Blocked pancreatic ducts
No secretion of digestive enzymes
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Symptoms
Meconium ileus at birth
Failure to thrive
Steatorrhea stools / constipation
Voracious appetite with poor weight gain
Recurrent respiratory infections
Chronic cough
Malabsorption of intestines
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Diagnosis
Positive sweat test
Genetic marker
Life long management
Enzyme replacement with eating
Daily CPT postural drainage
Inhaled bronchodilators
Control of lung infections
Nutritional supplements as needed
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Medications
Enzymes to help digest food
Antibiotics to control infection
Bronchodilators to open airways
Vitamin C to improve absorption of other
meds
Vitamins E, A, D, K / fat soluble vitamins
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