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Main Causes of Flattened Villi

The following is a list of causes of flattened villi which was published in a book titled Coeliac Disease by W. T. Cooke and G. K. Holmes, published by Churchill Livingstone, Medical Division of Longman Group Limited (1984). Celiacs on a gluten-free diet (for a prolonged period) who continue to have flatten villi may be want to look for other causes to their problem. Keep in mind that some of the items listed rarely cause flatened villi, and are usually found in conjunction with Celiac Disease or immuno-deficiencies.

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  • Immunodefiency Synodromes
  • Mediterranean Lymphoma
  • Intestinal Ulceration
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Intractable Diarrhoea of Infancy
  • Protein Calorie Malnutrition
  • Kwashiorkor
  • Tropical Sprue
  • Parasitic Disease:
    • Giardiasis
    • Strongyloidiasis
    • Coccidiosis
    • Intestinal Capillariasis
    • Hookworm Disease
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Contaminated Bowel Syndrome
  • Drug and Radiation Damage
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