Making a diagnosis of coeliac disease

Butt, Sohail
September 2007
GP: General Practitioner;9/7/2007, p36
This article discusses various issues related to the diagnosis of coeliac disease. Coeliac disease is a chronic and permanent inflammatory disease of the upper small intestinal mucosa. It is triggered in susceptible people by eating the proteins known as gluten found in wheat, rye and barley. People with coeliac disease may present with a range of symptoms and signs. General practitioners (GPs) can assess patients with symptoms suggestive of coeliac disease with initial serological tests.


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