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May 10th, 2016

Ultra-short Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Celiac disease primarily affects the small intestine, which is about 25 feet long. When celiac disease affects the duodenal bulb, the topmost part of the duodenum, it is diagnosed as ultra-short celiac disease. A recent study, published in Gastroenterology, found that a single biopsy of the duodenal bulb significantly increases the diagnostic yield for celiac […]

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Tags: celiac disease, duodenum, Gastroenterology, Joseph Murray, ultra-short celiac disease

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