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Jejunal villous atrophy and granulomatous inflammation responding to a gluten--free diet.
  1. A Bjorneklett,
  2. O Fausa,
  3. S B Refsum,
  4. H Torsvid,
  5. H Sigstad


    A 48 year old female patient with intestinal malabsorption and subtotal to total jejunal villous atrophy also had granulomatous inflammation characterised by numerous epitheloid and giant cell granulomas in the stomach, the jejunum, and the liver, On a gluten-free diet a complete remission was achieved that included disappearance of the granulomatous inflammation. It is suggested that the granulomas in this case were manifestations of the gluten intolerance.

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