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Duodenal bulb biopsies in celiac disease: a multicenter study.

Authors
  • Bonamico, Margherita
  • Thanasi, Enina
  • Mariani, Paolo
  • Nenna, Raffaella
  • Luparia, Rita Pia Lara
  • Barbera, Cristiana
  • Morra, Isabella
  • Lerro, Pietro
  • Guariso, Graziella
  • De Giacomo, Costantino
  • Scotta, Serenella
  • Pontone, Stefano
  • Carpino, Francesco
  • Magliocca, Fabio Massimo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2008
Volume
47
Issue
5
Pages
618–622
Identifiers
PMID: 18979585
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study demonstrated that CD-related histological lesions are always present in the bulb; sometimes this specific site is the only one affected. Therefore, we suggest taking 2 biopsies from the bulb and 2 from the distal duodenum for CD diagnosis.

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