Patchy villous atrophy in adult patients with suspected gluten-sensitive enteropathy: is a multiple duodenal biopsy strategy appropriate?

@article{Hopper2008PatchyVA,
  title={Patchy villous atrophy in adult patients with suspected gluten-sensitive enteropathy: is a multiple duodenal biopsy strategy appropriate?},
  author={Andrew Derek Hopper and Simon S. Cross and David Surendran Sanders},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={219-24}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The current internationally accepted gold standard for diagnosing celiac disease is a small-bowel biopsy demonstrating villous atrophy. However, it has been suggested that the diagnosis might not be considered as confirmed if the villous atrophy is patchy. Our aim was to assess whether there is an optimal duodenal biopsy strategy… CONTINUE READING