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Lamina propria mast cells in biopsies from children with Crohn's disease.
  1. I R Sanderson,
  2. K B Leung,
  3. F L Pearce,
  4. J A Walker-Smith


    Biopsies from actively inflamed areas of terminal ileum or colon in children with Crohn's disease were examined both for lamina propria mast cell density and histamine content. These were reduced in comparison with those of normal controls. The release of histamine from biopsies of inflamed tissue did not differ greatly from that of normal tissue, either spontaneously or after receiving an antihuman IgE challenge.

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