Prevalence and clinical picture of adult gluten-induced enteropathy in a Norwegian population.

  • Nils Hovdenak
  • Published 1980 in Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology


Peroral jejunal biopsies were performed in 63 adult patients from a population of 40,000. Twenty-two patients had definite pathologic biopsy findings; 20 of these had gluten-induced enteropathy. With the 15 previously known patients in the region, this makes a minimum prevalence of 1 per 1,143. Subtotal villous atrophy was found in 8 patients, whereas… (More)


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