This site is intended for healthcare professionals

Go to /sign-in page

You can view 5 more pages before signing in

Histopathological findings in malabsorptive disorders

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

Coeliac disease:

  • blunt or absent villi
  • flattened epithelium
  • elongated crypts
  • mononuclear cell infiltration of lamina propria

Whipple's disease:

  • macrophage infiltration of lamina propria
  • bacilli visible within macrophages


  • Congo red staining shows amyloid deposits around the vessels of the lamina propria

Crohn's disease:

  • non-caseating granulomata

Parasitic infection:

  • identification of the parasite in the biopsy

Intestinal lymphoma:

  • foci of malignant lymphoid cells in the lamina propria
  • variable villous atrophy

Related pages

Create an account to add page annotations

Annotations allow you to add information to this page that would be handy to have on hand during a consultation. E.g. a website or number. This information will always show when you visit this page.