Diagnosis: Celiac Disease in over 2% of the population

Diagnosis: Highly sensitive and specific serum endomysial and transglutaminase-2 antibody testsAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govClin Chem Lab Med. 2010 Sep;48(9):1205-16.Coeliac disease--a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.Kaukinen K, Lindfors K, Collin P, Koskinen O, Mäki M.Department of Gastroenterology and Alimentary Tract Surgery, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland. katri.kaukinen@uta.fiAbstractDuring the past 20 years the diagnosis of coeliac disease has improved … Continue reading Diagnosis: Celiac Disease in over 2% of the population

Celiac Disease may be misdiagnosed as IBS

Celiac Disease may be misdiagnosed as Irritable Bowel SyndromeAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govEur J Intern Med. 2010 Oct;21(5):389-92. Epub 2010 Jul 14.The prevalence of celiac disease in patients fulfilling Rome III criteria for irritable bowel syndrome.Korkut E, Bektas M, Oztas E, Kurt M, Cetinkaya H, Ozden A.Department of Gastroenterology, Ankara University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey.AbstractBACKGROUND AND AIMS: … Continue reading Celiac Disease may be misdiagnosed as IBS

Celiac Patients Need to Stay on Gluten Free Diet

Celiac Patients Need to Stay on Gluten Free DietAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govDig Liver Dis. 2010 Oct;42(10):685-91. Epub 2010 Apr 15.Long-term deterioration of quality of life in adult patients with celiac disease is associated with treatment noncompliance.Nachman F, del Campo MP, González A, Corzo L, Vázquez H, Sfoggia C, Smecuol E, Sánchez MI, Niveloni S, Sugai E, … Continue reading Celiac Patients Need to Stay on Gluten Free Diet

Beware of Adult Onset Celiac Disease

Symptoms: fatigue (82%), abdominal pain (77%), bloating or gas (73%), and anemia (63%). Initial physician diagnoses were often irritable bowel syndrome (37%), psychological disorders (29%), and fibromyalgia (9%).Amplify’d from http://www.springerlink.com Digestive Diseases and Sciences Volume 48, Number 4, 761-764, DOI: 10.1023/A:1022897028030 Presentations of Adult Celiac Disease in a Nationwide Patient Support Group Robert D. Zipser, … Continue reading Beware of Adult Onset Celiac Disease