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Table 4 Comorbidity in biopsy samples – results of manual examinations of 1,534 biopsy reports

From: Validation study of villous atrophy and small intestinal inflammation in Swedish biopsy registers

Histopathology Villous Atrophy Inflammation
Samples, No. 38,655 (%*) 17,521 (%*)
Autoimmune enteropathy 10 21 (0.1)
Gastric metaplasia 37 186 (1.1)
Giardiasis 5 2
Helicobacter pylori 73 (0.2) 70 (0.4)
Inflammatory granuloma 14 41 (0.2)
Lymphoma 13 7
Cancer other than lymphoma 29 51 (0.3)
Tropical sprue 1 0
Crohn's disease 21 94 (0.5)
Colitis: Microscopic/Ulcerative 73 (0.2) 163 (0.9)
Any IBD# 98 (0.3) 272 (1.6)
Postoperative changes 17 60 (0.3)
Vasculitis 1 0
Refractory CD 3 0
  1. We also searched plain biopsy text for immune deficiency, Behcet's disease, graft vs. host disease/transplantation, sarcoidosis, immunoglobuline disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Whipple's disease and Zollinger-Ellison Disease. For these disorders, the computerized search only yielded results that were rejected on manual examination.
  2. *Percentages are listed where the prevalence is 0.1% or more.
  3. #Includes biopsy reports where non-specific IBD was listed.
  4. IBD = Inflammatory bowel disease