Table 3

Grade of villous atrophy: frequencies at our and other institutions

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  • In-house pathologist and referral pathologist Marsh score distribution after interpretation of small bowel biopsies from 102 cases suspected of having coeliac disease.

  • Incomplete (Inc) = imprecise or vague terminology; Inconclusive (Incl) = inadequate for histological interpretation; NA (not applicable) = disease not determined by Marsh; NR (non-reported) = not reported score.

  • Shaded cells represent agreement and box insert cases diagnosed as CD by both pathologists which were used for calculating agreement in severity (n=49).

  • CD, coeliac disease.