Validation study of villous atrophy and small intestinal inflammation in Swedish biopsy registers

@inproceedings{Ludvigsson2009ValidationSO,
  title={Validation study of villous atrophy and small intestinal inflammation in Swedish biopsy registers},
  author={Jonas F Ludvigsson and L. Brandt and Scott M. Montgomery and Fredrik N Granath and Anders Ekbom},
  booktitle={BMC gastroenterology},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Small intestinal biopsy with villous atrophy (VA) is the gold standard for the diagnosis of celiac disease (CD). We validated VA (Marsh 3) and small intestinal inflammation without VA (Marsh 1+2) in Swedish regional biopsy registers. METHODS All pathology departments in Sweden (n = 28) were searched to identify individuals with VA or duodenal/jejunal inflammation. The validation consisted of blinded examination of biopsy samples, manual review of biopsy reports, web surveys, and… CONTINUE READING
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