Sex and racial disparities in duodenal biopsy to evaluate for celiac disease
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 07/03/2012
Lebwohl B et al. – In this multiregional endoscopy database spanning the period from 2004 through 2009, rates of duodenal biopsy increased modestly over time, but overall remained low in patients with possible clinical indications for biopsy. Nonperformance of duodenal biopsy during endoscopy may be contributing to the underdiagnosis of Celiac disease (CD) in the United States.