Small Intestine Biopsy Purpose

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What is the purpose of Small Intestine Biopsy?

The small-bowel biopsy is used to diagnose and confirm disease of the lining of the small intestine.

Evaluation of patients with malabsorption, iron deficiency (anaemia), coeliac disease, neoplasia. 

Patients with diarrohea suspected due to infection, to confirm ulceration induced due to NSAIDs, bleeding from an unknown site.

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