PROTAGONIST: European and North American populations should be screened for coeliac disease

Fasano, A.
February 2003
Gut;Feb2003, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p168
Academic Journal
• Coeliac disease is a common condition in Europe and North America, with a prevalence approaching 1% in the general population. • Clinical diagnosis is challenging, given the protean clinical manifestations of the disease. Specific and sensitive serological screening tests are currently available. • There is a treatment available for the disease. • If untreated, coeliac disease may result in lifelong complications. • Currently the "best buy" to screen for the disease is a case finding approach.


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