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Disaccharidase Activity as a Diagnostic Criterion for the Mucosa of the Small Intestine
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In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease. In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore!, and I am the co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.

 
By Scott Adams
Published on 07/26/1996
 
TI- Disaccharidasen-Aktivitaten als Beurteilungskriterium der Dunndarmschleimhaut. AU- Stern

TI- Disaccharidasen-Aktivitaten als Beurteilungskriterium der Dunndarmschleimhaut.
AU- Stern M; Plettner C
JN- Monatsschr Kinderheilkd; 131 (5) p264-8
PY- May 1983

AB- Activities of lactase, sucrase, and maltase were determined in small intestinal biopsies of 125 children with Coeliac disease, cows milk protein intolerance, transient gluten intolerance, nonspecific enteropathies, and controls. Four cases of primary disaccharidase deficiencies could be identified. In the enteropathies, morphometric data were more closely correlated to the degree of the mucosal lesion (r = -0.92 for crypt depth) than were disaccharidase activities (r = 0.61 for lactase). In a stepwise discriminate analysis of the patient groups, based upon immunological, morphometric, and biochemical variables, lactase activity was a valuable secondary criterion, ranking third among the variables used.