Distribution of Peyer's Patches in the Distal Ileum

@article{Kruiningen2002DistributionOP,
  title={Distribution of Peyer's Patches in the Distal Ileum},
  author={H. V. Van Kruiningen and A. West and B. Freda and Kimberly A Holmes},
  journal={Inflammatory Bowel Diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={8},
  pages={180-185}
}
Background and AimsPeyer's patches play a major role in intestinal immunity, are portals of entry for significant pathogens, and may be important in Crohn's disease. Whereas their microscopic anatomy and immune function are well described, surprisingly little is known of their macroscopic anatomy and distribution. Our aim was to assess their number, area, and distribution in the normal distal ileum, with particular reference to patient age. MethodsDistal ilea (200 cm) obtained at autopsy from… Expand
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