What do the White Spots in the Second Part of Duodenum Tell Us?
Keywords:White spots, Duodenum, Diabetes mellitus, Systemic inflammation, Lymphangiectasia
Abstract: Objective: The underlying conditions/diseases of scattered white spots in the duodenum are rather not very clear in the literature. We aimed to find out whether Helicobacter pylori, diabetes mellitus or inflammation has an impact on the presence of duodenal white spots.
Materials & Methods: We included all patients who underwent endoscopy between the time-period 2007-2017 in the Endoscopy Unit of Cumhuriyet University and had scattered white spots in the duodenum. Our control group was formed by randomly selected patients who underwent endoscopy at the same time period in whom duodenal biopsy was taken. The demographic data of both the patient and the control group, the presence of diabetes, endoscopic and histological diagnoses, neutrophil lymphocyte ratio, thrombocyte lymphocyte ratio, mean platelet volume and erythrocyte distribution width were obtained from the computer system of the hospital in detail.