Disappointing sensitivity of endoscopic markers for villous atrophy in a high-risk population: implications for celiac disease diagnosis during routine endoscopy

@article{Dickey2001DisappointingSO,
  title={Disappointing sensitivity of endoscopic markers for villous atrophy in a high-risk population: implications for celiac disease diagnosis during routine endoscopy},
  author={William Dickey and Dermot F Hughes},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={96},
  pages={2126-2128}
}
OBJECTIVE:Endoscopic markers of duodenal villous atrophy (VA) can facilitate diagnosis of celiac disease during routine upper GI endoscopy. We studied their sensitivity for VA in a large series of patients undergoing GI endoscopy specifically for duodenal biopsy. Poor sensitivity in this setting would have significant and adverse implications for their performance during routine endoscopy.METHODS:All patients with VA on duodenal biopsy performed for positive serum endomysial antibody (EmA) and… CONTINUE READING
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