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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2012, Article ID 676073, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/676073
Review Article

Capsule Endoscopy in Celiac Disease

Department of Gastroenterology, Ankara Ataturk Research and Education Hospital, 06800 Ankara, Turkey

Received 15 July 2011; Accepted 26 September 2011

Academic Editor: Mark Edward McAlindon

Copyright © 2012 E. Akin and O. Ersoy. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Capsule endoscopy (CE) has been increasingly used for diagnosing disease of the small bowel. It is an attractive technique for assessing celiac disease (CD) because it is noninvasive and provides a close and magnified view of the mucosa of the entire small bowel. The aim of this paper is to update the current data on the use of CE for diagnosing villous atrophy and complications of CD.