Joseph S. Stewart

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In 9 out of 10 adults in whom a diagnosis of coeliac disease had been made in childhood, the diagnosis was confirmed by the finding of a flat intestinal mucosa. None showed abnormal physical signs, but three had a haemoglobin concentration below 10 g./100 ml. and all those not receiving folic acid supplements showed low serum folate levels. Five had(More)
Patients with coeliac disease have a highly significant reduction in the release of secretin and gastric inhibitory polypeptide from the upper small intestine, but a greatly increased release of enteroglucagon, and also of neurotensin, from the lower part of the small intestine. The release of gastrin and pancreatic polypeptide, from the antrum and pancreas(More)
EDITORIAL SYNOPSIS The small intestinal epithelium in idiopathic steatorrhoea was studied histochemically in patients before and during treatment with a gluten-free diet. Rapid recovery of nearly all the enzymes studied started within a week of treatment, even in the most severely damaged mucosa. Special attention was paid to the lysosomal enzymes, which(More)
In 39 unselected patients with acute infective hepatitis diagnosed on clinical, epidemiological, and pathological findings, smooth muscle (S.M.) antibody was found in 87% and hepatitis-associated antigen in 33%. The incidence of S.M. antibody was highest during the first month after the onset of symptoms, and the antibody was preponderantly IgM at this(More)