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Anemia and Celiac Disease

This category contains summaries of research articles that deal with anemia and it's association with celiac disease. Most of the articles are research summaries that include the original source of the summary.


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    Are primary care physicians under-testing for celiac disease in patients with iron deficiency anemia? A new survey of primary care doctors indicates that they are.

    It's fairly common for people with celiac disease to develop iron deficiency anemia (IDA), but researchers don't know much about the frequency with which primary care physicians test for celiac disease in patients with IDA.

    A team of researchers recently set out to describe how primary care doctors approach testing for celiac disease in asymptomatic patients with IDA.



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    Anemia is extremely common in patients with celiac disease. In some cases, anemia may be the sole manifestation of celiac disease, but there is no good data on rates of celiac disease in Indian patients with nutritional anemia.



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    A team of researchers recently set out to determine whether people with anemia have more severe celiac disease than people with diarrhea.



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    A team of researchers recently looked at for links between celiac disease and iron deficiency in both caucasians and non-caucasians.


    This article summarizes the various autoimmune diseases that are known to occur in increased frequency in persons with the DQ8 gene, and calls for more research as to what role gluten may play in triggering these other autoimmune diseases.

    South Med J. 2004;97:30-34 Celiac.com 03/30/2004 – According to Umaprasanna S. Karnam, MD (

    Br J Haematol 2000;111:898-901. Celiac.com 02/15/2001 - As reported in the December issue