Endoscopic biopsy samples of naïve "colitides" patients: role of basal plasmacytosis.

  title={Endoscopic biopsy samples of na{\"i}ve "colitides" patients: role of basal plasmacytosis.},
  author={Vincenzo Villanacci and Elisabetta Antonelli and Gianpaolo Reboldi and Marianna Salemme and Giovanni Casella and Gabrio Bassotti},
  journal={Journal of Crohn's & colitis},
  volume={8 11},
BACKGROUND Although it is usually not difficult to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on surgical resection specimens, difficulties sometimes arise in differentiating these entities from other forms of colitis on endoscopic biopsy specimens. Basal plasmacytosis is considered as an early feature of IBD colitis, but it is rare in non-IBD colitides. AIMS We assessed the value of basal plasmacytosis as an individual variable in untreated patients with colitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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