Influence of the amount of dietary gluten on gastrointestinal morphology and function in dermatitis herpetiformis.

@article{Andersson1984InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the amount of dietary gluten on gastrointestinal morphology and function in dermatitis herpetiformis.},
  author={Henrik Andersson and Anders Bj{\"o}rkman and Rolf Gillberg and W Kastrup and H{\aa}kan Mobacken and R. Stockbr{\"u}gger},
  journal={Human nutrition. Clinical nutrition},
  year={1984},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={279-85}
}
The individual daily intake of gluten was calculated in 45 patients with dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) on the basis of a depth interview about food habits. Gastric and small intestinal morphology and function were studied concurrently. Mean daily gluten intake was estimated to be 15 g, a figure which corresponds well to the average gluten intake in Sweden. There was a significant correlation between the degree of morphological mucosal changes of the small intestine and the quantity of gluten… CONTINUE READING