Histologic findings in biopsies/resection specimens from the small intestine with special emphasis on celiac disease: experience from a developing country in South Asia.

@article{Arshad2012HistologicFI,
  title={Histologic findings in biopsies/resection specimens from the small intestine with special emphasis on celiac disease: experience from a developing country in South Asia.},
  author={Huma Arshad and Zubair Ahmad},
  journal={Annals of diagnostic pathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={436-40}
}
Biopsies from the small intestine especially the duodenum are now being performed much more frequently than in the past. The most frequent reason for performing duodenal biopsies is to evaluate for malabsorption. In the last few years, increased awareness has resulted in more biopsies sent for evaluation of malabsorption, especially celiac disease (CD). In the duodenum, features of malabsorption (increased intraepithelial lymphocytes, villous shortening, and atrophy) were the most common… CONTINUE READING
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