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7thSpace Interactive (press release)

Celiac disease is present in ~1% of the general population in the United States and Europe. Despite the availability of inexpensive serologic screening tests, ~85% of individuals with celiac disease remain undiagnosed and there is an average delay in ...

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Conclusion: There are significant patient-centered barriers that impede serologic screening and contribute to the delayed detection and diagnosis of celiac disease.

 

85% of individuals with celiac disease remain undiagnosed and there is an average delay in diagnosis of symptomatic individuals with celiac disease that ranges from ~5.8-11 years.

( and for some of us, even longer)

These barriers may be lessened by greater education of the public and health care professionals about celiac disease symptoms, risk factors, and serologic testing.

 

ya think?  <_< 

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