Preendoscopic serologic test with duodenal biopsy in high-risk patients had high sensitivity and low specificity for celiac disease
- Preendoscopic serologic test with duodenal biopsy in high-risk patients had high sensitivity and low specificity for celiac disease: COMMENTARY. Lewis, Nina Ruth; Logan, Richard F. A. // ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p53
The article offers the authors' comments on preendoscopic serologic test with duodenal biopsy in high-risk patients suffering from celiac disease. It is stated that serologic testing has shown a high prevalence of celiac disease (approximately 1%) in many areas, including North America, where it...
- Epidemiology and clinical presentations of celiac disease. Reilly, Norelle; Green, Peter // Seminars in Immunopathology;Jul2012, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p473
Evidence of the prevalence of celiac disease comes from serological screening studies. These have revealed that celiac disease is common, occurring in about 1 % of the population worldwide. There are some countries with higher prevalence rates such as Finland and others with lower rates, for...
- Where Are All Those Patients With Celiac Disease? Green, Peter H. R. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jul2007, Vol. 102 Issue 7, p1461
Celiac disease is considered to occur in âˆ¼1% of the U.S. population. It is, however, markedly underdiagnosed. In this issue, Fasano and his colleagues have continued their work in demonstrating just where all these patients are. Their current study explores a case finding policy in the...
- CELIAC DISEASE. Burman, David // Clinical Pediatrics;Oct1963, Vol. 2 Issue 10, p581
There is confusion about the meaning of celiac disease and the use of the term celiac syndrome. By celiac syndrome is meant the symptom complex resulting from intestinal malabsorption. Celiac disease, on the other hand, is best defined as the malabsorption syndrome which is associated with an...
- Chronic diarrhoea in a teenager. Saxena, Sonia; Mitton, Sally G.; Pollok, Richard // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/27/2008, Vol. 337 Issue 7672, p758
The article presents issues which should be covered when evaluating a patient with chronic diarrhoea. It is noted that chronic diarrhoea may indicate coeliac or inflammatory bowel disease. Obtaining a history from the patient, including pain, diet changes and family history is recommended....
- Laboratory diagnostics for celiac disease: The new ESPGHAN guidelines can be incorporated into diagnostic criteria. Gosink, Jacqueline // MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;Mar2012, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p30
The article presents information related to diagnosis of celiac disease (CD). It has been stated that CD is an autoimmune disease which is characterized by inflammation of small intestine. It has been informed that a revised set of guidelines has been issued by the European Society of Paediatric...
- Celiac Disease Association. Rutledge, Barbara J. // Dermatology Times;Aug2003, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p14
Discusses the risk of patients with psoriasis for celiac disease. Description of celiac disease; Basis for diagnosing celiac disease; Examination of the specific serologic markers of celiac disease; Association of serum antibodies with celiac disease.
- Jejunal Biopsy in Celiac Disease. McNicholl, Brian; Egan, Bridget // Clinical Pediatrics;Sep1968, Vol. 7 Issue 9, p544
Assesses the usefulness of peroral jejunal biopsies in celiac disease. Definition of celiac disease; Symptoms of celiac disease; Procedures of jejunal biopsy; Gradings in the biopsy specimen findings; Diagnosis and management of celiac disease in childhood.
- Update on fever in the returning traveler. Choudhary, Imtiaz A.; Choudhary, Sarfraz A. // Patient Care;Apr2006, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p14
Focuses on the evaluation of fever in returning travelers. Factors to consider when evaluating travel-related diseases; Medical examinations included in an initial laboratory testing; Example of febrile conditions suggested by exposure to food and water. INSET: Article at a glance.