Diagnostic yield of routine duodenal biopsies in iron deficiency anaemia: a study from Western Anatolia

GÖNEN C., Yilmaz N., Yalcin M., Simsek I., Gonen O.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY, vol.19, no.1, pp.37-41, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.meg.0000250583.07867.b7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-41
  • Keywords: biopsy, coeliac disease, endoscopy, giardiasis, iron deficiency, anaemia, ADULT CELIAC-DISEASE, ENDOSCOPY, GASTRITIS, SENSITIVITY, POPULATION, PREVALENCE, REVERSAL, GLUTEN, SPRUE, DIET
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Objective: The role of routine endoscopic duodenal biopsies obtained during the evaluation of iron deficiency anaemia is being increasingly emphasized, but insufficiently applied. Diagnostic yield of this practice, mainly identification of coeliac disease, differs in different populations and geographic regions. The aim of this study is to assess the usefulness of routine duodenal biopsies during upper endoscopy in patients presenting with iron deficiency anaemia in Western Anatolia.