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Small intestinal ulceration: diagnostic difficulties in relation to coeliac disease.
  1. D A Robertson,
  2. M F Dixon,
  3. B B Scott,
  4. F G Simpson,
  5. M S Losowsky

    Abstract

    Seven cases of ulceration of the small intestine are described and the relationship to coeliac disease is discussed. Evidence for coeliac disease is found in all cases but is less strong in some than in others, and coeliac disease was proved in only two cases. The ulcers were examined histologically in each case and in three cases were associated with malignant histiocytosis but the others showed only non-specific chronic inflammation. This suggests a spectrum of disorders with an inconsistent relationship to gluten sensitivity and small intestinal lymphoma.

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