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Celiac Disease Diagnosis, Testing & Treatment
This category contains a comprehensive overview that covers the information on diagnosing and treating celiac disease, including the latest research on the various new tests/screening techniques.
Note: The only medically acceptable treatment for celiac disease is a 100% gluten-free diet for life.
A recent issue of JAMA, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) critically examines screening for celiac disease in asymptomatic adults, adolescents, and children.
Celiac disease exhibits a broad spectrum of symptoms, from subtle or no symptoms to severe malabsorption. Celiac diagnoses have increased significantly over the past few decades, in part because of greater awareness, but possibly because of an actual increase in disease rates. Researchers estimate current rates of celiac disease at 0.71% among US adults, and 0.76% among US children.
From 2009 to 2014, the number of people with celiac disease in the United States held steady, while the number of undiagnosed individuals fell by about half.
Mayo Clinic researchers, reviewing information from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, say the increase in diagnosis likely stems from better detection, better celiac disease awareness, and/or possibly from the rising popularity of gluten-free diets.
A number of researchers are looking to provide alternative or adjunct treatments to the gluten-free diet in celiac disease. Meanwhile, a number of companies are currently developing a wide variety of such options, ranging from various kinds of enzyme therapies, to treatments that eliminate celiac disease reactions, even to vaccines to inoculate celiac sufferers against their condition, perhaps allowing for full recovery and a return to non-gluten-free eating habits, as desired. At least, that is one dream.
Recent studies of adult celiacs have suggested that complete, not just partial, mucosal recovery and healing is possible, but, in many cases, may take longer than is currently understood.Recently Dr. Hugh James Freeman of the Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, conducted a study to assess healing time in celiac patients.
Some researchers have criticized the usefulness of the 7 level Marsh-Oberhuber classification of mucosal damage in patients with celiac disease.
Researchers have documented a reduction of gastrointestinal symptoms in untreated celiac disease patients after oral administration of Bifidobacterium infantis Natren Life Start super strain (NLS-SS).
Could gluten-degrading enzymes offer a better future for celiac patients? Researchers identify food-grade subtilisins as gluten-degrading enzymes that might help treat celiac disease.
Study evaluates thirty years of diagnosing adult celiac disease using duodenal screening biopsies.
Hookworms have shown promise in treating celiac disease, and now research shows they might help treat asthma.
It's clear from research data that what was once thought to be a childhood disease can affect people well into adulthood and old age.
How early can you diagnose celiac disease? This is a most challenging question for everyone: children, parents, pediatricians, gastroenterologists and many other health professionals. This is because, like so many other diseases, celiac disease is a progressive condition that slowly creeps up on you. In addition, there is disagreement about what constitutes a definitive diagnosis of celiac disease.
A new study says doctors, not patients, are responsible for most delays in diagnosing celiac disease in women.
Government task force says more evidence needed to adequately weigh the benefits and harms of celiac disease screening in asymptomatic patients.
A rapidly expanding knowledge of the celiac disease regulatory pathway could soon lead to new breakthroughs.
The world’s first vaccine aimed at curing celiac disease is slated to begin full trials in Australia later this year.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force will make screening recommendations regarding celiac disease screening after taking public comments.
A few simple steps can help teens take control of their own celiac disease treatments, and manage their own gluten-free diets.
Sometimes, certain cases can stand out and grab the attention of clinicians or researchers. Such is the case of a 62-year-old woman who was suffering from severe malabsorption, and diagnosed with celiac disease based on the findings of flat, small intestinal mucosa and HLA-DQ2 positivity, although celiac blood tests were negative.