Gastroenterology MCQ 109

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The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet AgeA 35-year-old male is referred to your office with an established diagnosis of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. The patient has a long-standing history of recurrent peptic ulcers and diarrhea. Select the best answer regarding the patient’s diarrhea:

  1. Diarrhea rarely occurs in association with gastrinoma and an independent etiology should be sought after
  2. Therapy with high does proton pump inhibitors will not improve the patient’s diarrhea
  3. Diarrhea occurs in over 50% of patients with gastrinoma and is primarily due to the secretory effect of gastrin on the small intestine
  4. Diarrhea occurs commonly in Zollinger-Ellison patients and is due to multiple factors including gastric acid hypersecretion and mild steatorrhea

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