CHARLES M. GROSSMAN, M.D.
To the editor: Figure 1 in Hollander and associates' (1) report on increased intestinal permeability in patients with Crohn disease clearly presents the data and the statistically significant difference of the means. However, their observations show that there may be more than one population and that only subsets of the two groups had higher than control values. The high elevations in three persons with Crohn disease group and approximately half of the relatives are large enough to weight the entire group and give the calculated significant differences. Perhaps the statements should have been qualified in that only some of the
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
GROSSMAN CM. Increased Intestinal Permeability in Crohn Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:641. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-4-641_1
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(4):641.
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only