The findings of capsule endoscopy in patients with common variable immunodeficiency syndrome


Bayraktar Y. , Ersoy O., Sokmensuer C.

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.54, no.76, pp.1034-1037, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 76
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1034-1037

Abstract

Background/Aims: Common variable immunodeficiency syndrome (CVIS) is a primary immunodeficiency disorder characterized by reduced serum immunoglobuhns and heterogeneous clinical features. Parasitic and bacterial infections are very common complications of the syndrome. Capsule endoscopy (CE) represents a new and highly innovative method of demonstrating the small intestinal diseases. We evaluated the practical usefulness and diagnostic yield of CE in three patients with CVIS.