Endoscopy of Celiac Disease

Endoscopy of Celiac Disease

This is a 33 year-old male that who has suffered for more than a year of diarrheal syndrome.

Celiac disease, also known as gluten intolerance

Duodenal mucosa shows an irregular pattern there are decrease in intestinal microvilli and flattening of these.

An upper endoscopy with biopsy of the duodenum (beyond the duodenal bulb) or jejunum is performed. It is important for the physician to obtain multiple samples (four to eight)
from the duodenum. Not all areas may be equally affected; if biopsies are taken from healthy bowel tissue, the result would be a false negative.

Celiac disease is a medical condition in which the absorptive surface of the small intestine is damaged by a substance called gluten. This results in an inability of the body to absorb nutrients: protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, which are necessary for good health

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