Celiac disease

Ariel A. Benson, James Aisenberg

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Abstract

Celiac disease is an immune-mediated disorder affecting up to 1% of adults in Western countries and causing a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal symptoms including bloating, abdominal discomfort, and diarrhea. Upon suspicion of symptoms of celiac disease the next diagnostic steps include serologic testing for tissue transglutaminase antibodies and upper endoscopy with duodenal biopsies. The only proven treatment for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet. Patients often require a large amount of support in maintaining adherence to a gluten-free diet thereby preventing celiac disease relapses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGastroenterology
Publisherwiley
Pages238-249
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781118932759
ISBN (Print)9781118519967
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Celiac disease
  • Gluten-free diet
  • Small intestinal biopsy
  • Tissue transglutaminase antibody

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