CHARLES E. BUTTERWORTH JR.; ENRIQUE PEREZ-SANTIAGO, M.D.
Histologic studies of small bowel biopsies in sprue have received very little attention in spite of great interest in various absorptive phenomena. It is well known that the malabsorption syndrome may result from a variety of causes, and in recent years the recognition of such entities as intestinal lipodystrophy, regional enteritis and lymphoma has served to refine the diagnostic criteria for sprue. It may be hoped that further investigation of tissue pathology will lead to a clearer differentiation between the various causes of malabsorption and will contribute to the understanding of absorptive mechanisms.
New interest in small bowel pathology was
BUTTERWORTH CE, PEREZ-SANTIAGO E. JEJUNAL BIOPSIES IN SPRUE(JEJUNAL BIOPSIES IN SPRUE*). Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:8–29. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-1-8
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(1):8-29.
Celiac Disease and Malabsorption, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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