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Default Pigmented gallstones in cystic fibrosis

Hello every one,can some one please explain me, how do a cystic fibrosis patient with pancreatic insufficiency gets pigmented gallstones??
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Hello every one,can some one please explain me, how do a cystic fibrosis patient with pancreatic insufficiency gets pigmented gallstones??
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I think because of the pancreatic insufficiency, which lead to Vit. E deficiency.
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Vit. E deficiency causes fragility of erythrocytes and degeneration of neurons.

Fragility of erythrocytes lead to increase in Bilirubin which may cause formation of pigmented stones
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Vit. E deficiency causes fragility of erythrocytes and degeneration of neurons.

Fragility of erythrocytes lead to increase in Bilirubin which may cause formation of pigmented stones
yes there is poor absorption of fat soluble vitamins ADEK in pancreatic insufficiency
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