Celiac disease (CD) is the most common form of malabsorption in childhood when it presents with diarrhea and growth failure, a jejunal biopsy is considered the first diagnostic investigation by some authors. In adulthood, clinical symptoms of CD may mimic several different disease, such as peptic ulcer and IBS, and the first diagnostic investigation is an upper GI series. Radiological features of duodenum and small bowel were evaluated in twenty patients with adult onset celiac disease. Sign of duodenitis such as thickened folds, mucosal nodules, dilatation of duodenum and erosions were observed in 19 out of our 20 patients (95%); particularly, thickened folds in 17 (85%), nodularity in 16 (80%), duodenal dilatation in 12 (60%) and erosions in 4 (20%). In celiac disease the lesions are more severe in the upper part of small bowel, and duodenitis may be the unique sign of CD. Duodenitis may be part of a disease involving the entire small bowel; so, a duodenitis observed in the upper gastrointestinal tract requires the study of the entire small bowel--which seems to be very important in the case of celiac disease.

[Radiological study of the duodenum in celiac disease in adults] / Tomei, Ernesto; Picarelli, Antonio; Diacinti, Daniele; F., Gentile; A., Francone. - In: LA RADIOLOGIA MEDICA. - ISSN 0033-8362. - STAMPA. - 76:3(1988), pp. 198-200.

[Radiological study of the duodenum in celiac disease in adults].

TOMEI, Ernesto;PICARELLI, Antonio;DIACINTI, Daniele;
1988

Abstract

Celiac disease (CD) is the most common form of malabsorption in childhood when it presents with diarrhea and growth failure, a jejunal biopsy is considered the first diagnostic investigation by some authors. In adulthood, clinical symptoms of CD may mimic several different disease, such as peptic ulcer and IBS, and the first diagnostic investigation is an upper GI series. Radiological features of duodenum and small bowel were evaluated in twenty patients with adult onset celiac disease. Sign of duodenitis such as thickened folds, mucosal nodules, dilatation of duodenum and erosions were observed in 19 out of our 20 patients (95%); particularly, thickened folds in 17 (85%), nodularity in 16 (80%), duodenal dilatation in 12 (60%) and erosions in 4 (20%). In celiac disease the lesions are more severe in the upper part of small bowel, and duodenitis may be the unique sign of CD. Duodenitis may be part of a disease involving the entire small bowel; so, a duodenitis observed in the upper gastrointestinal tract requires the study of the entire small bowel--which seems to be very important in the case of celiac disease.
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