In this condition the lower duodenal and small bowel mucosa usually looks featureless. On closer inspection there may be a mosaic pattern, more easily seen following dye spraying, e.g. with methylene blue. The mucosal folds are often scalloped (Fig. 2.552). The cardinal histopathological features, namely intraepithelial lymphocytes, villus
atrophy, hyperplastic crypts and chronic inflammation, appear in Fig. 2.556.
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