The Condition"...The absence or significant decrease of the pancreatic enzymes, amylase, lipase, trypsin, and chymotrypsin limits fat, protein and carbohydrate digestion, resulting in steatorrhea due to fat malabsorption..."
A condition which too much fat is present within the feces. It is usually a reflection of malabsorption. Diarrhea is the primary complain in patients with steatorrhea. It is characterized by fatty droplets within the stool.
Steatorrhea (or steatorrhoea) is the formation of bulky, grey or light colored stools. Stools may also float and have an oily appearance. There is increased fat excretion, which can be objectivated by determining the fecal fat levels.