What is the efficacy of screening strategies for undiagnosed celiac disease?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Stephan U Goebel, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Current screening guidelines for detecting undiagnosed cases of celiac disease using questionnaire-based, case-finding strategies failed to identify the majority of pediatric cases in a Swedish population-based screening study. [14, 15]  The study consisted of prediagnosis questionnaire responses about celiac disease–associated symptoms and conditions from 7054 children aged 12 years and 6294 of their parents.


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