[When gastrointestinal symptoms present, consideration should always be given to celiac disease].

  • Guido Pott
  • Published 2004 in MMW Fortschritte der Medizin


Celiac disease/nontropical sprue is diagnosed too rarely and often too late. In the routine clinical setting, therefore, it should receive more consideration. In patients with gastrointestinal symptoms that prompt gastroscopy, a small bowel biopsy should always be obtained, for it alone detects sprue. Despite the high level of accuracy of antibody… (More)


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