Celiac disease: clinical features and diagnostic criteria.

  title={Celiac disease: clinical features and diagnostic criteria.},
  author={Ujjal Poddar},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  volume={66 1 Suppl},
Celiac disease (CD) classically presents between 9-18 months of age but in India there is a significant delay in the onset of symptoms (3-4 years) and the age of presentation (6.8-9.2 years). Failure to thrive, anemia, and muscle wasting are more common in children. Symptomatic CD represents the tip of the iceberg. Clinically there may be overt, silent, latent and potential CD. Modified ESPGAN criteria for diagnosis of CD is based on demonstration of characteristic histological changes in small… CONTINUE READING

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