Table 4

Comorbidity in 67 biopsy samples – Results of manual examination


Normal/Latent CD

Samples, No.

3,736 (%)

Gastric metaplasia

4 (0.1)

Helicobacter pylori infection

9 (0.2)

Mb Crohn

1 (<0.1)

Colitis: Microscopic/Ulcerative

11 (0.3)

Any IBD*

14 (0.4)

We also searched plain biopsy text for autoimmune enteropathy, giardiasis, inflammatory granuloma, lymphoma, other cancer, tropical sprue, postoperative changes, systemic lupus Erythematosus, vasculitis, Whipple's disease, immune deficiency, Behcet's disease, graft vs. host disease/transplantation, sarcoidosis, immunoglobuline disease and Zollinger-Ellison Disease. For these disorders, the computerized search only yielded results that were rejected on manual examination.

*Includes biopsy reports where non-specific IBD was listed.

Ludvigsson et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2009 9:57   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-9-57

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