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Diagnostic Challenges of Celiac Disease



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Lymphocytic Duodenosis4

Slide 14

June 2010

This condition also known as lymphocytic duodenosis is really a pathologic finding on duodenal biopsies. It is not a diagnosis in itself. It is characterized by raised intraepithelial lymphocytosis. About 20% of patients with this finding may actually have celiac disease, but most do not. It can also be seen in patients with known celiac disease who are not compliant with their diet.

Anti-inflammatories, autoimmune disease, inflammatory bowel disease, giardiasis and a host of other conditions can mimic this change.

Lymphocytic Duodenosis4

 


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