Figure 1.

High power magnification of a duodenal section of a patient with typical microvillous inclusion disease or microvillous atrophy (MVA) after periodic schiff acid (PAS) staining or anti-CD10 immunohistochemistry. As shown on both panels compared to normal controls, in MVA an enlarged intracytoplasmic band (arrow) along the apical pole of enterocytes is observed along with an atrophic band instead of the normally well-defined small line representing the brush border (asterix).

Ruemmele et al. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 2006 1:22   doi:10.1186/1750-1172-1-22
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