Higher Profile Needed for Celiac Disease: Underdiagnosis Fosters Treatment Delays, Says Panel

Mitka, Mike
August 2004
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;8/25/2004, Vol. 292 Issue 8, p913
Academic Journal
Offers new recommendations from the National Institutes of Health for the diagnosis and management of Celiac disease; Description of the disease and its chief characteristic of malabsorption of gluten foods; How the symptoms often lead physicians to other diagnoses; Testing guidelines for the disease which should proceed from serological testing to biopsy of the small bowel; The 6 essential treatments for the disease.


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