Anastasios Avgerinos

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Celiac disease is underdiagnosed. Many patients are examined by endoscopy, but celiac disease is missed or not detected. We evaluated the accuracy of finger prick-based point-of-care tests in the detection of celiac disease and developed an algorithm for diagnosis. METHODS We performed a prospective study of 2 groups of patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Extraintestinal manifestations [EIMs] are common in inflammatory bowel disease [IBD]. Data on epidemiology and risk factors of EIMs in IBD patients are limited. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of EIMs in a large cohort of Greek IBD patients and identify risk factors for their development. METHODS The study(More)
A 27-year-old patient with Churg Strauss syndrome (CSS) and polyneuropathy diagnosed five years ago, was admitted to our department with chronic bloody diarrhea for one year and iron deficiency anemia (Hb: 6.3 g/dL, ferritin 2.5 ng/mL, ESR: 13, CRP: 0.33 mg/dL). Upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy was negative but the biopsies demonstrated eosinophilic(More)
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