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.
September 2007
ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p53
Academic Journal
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 was previously thought to be uncommon. It suggests that the protean clinical manifestations of celiac disease warrants that the disease be included in the differential diagnosis for many patients.


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