Celiac disease diagnosis: simple rules are better than complicated algorithms.

@article{Catassi2010CeliacDD,
  title={Celiac disease diagnosis: simple rules are better than complicated algorithms.},
  author={Carlo Catassi and Alessio Fasano},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={123 8},
  pages={691-3}
}
Celiac disease is the only treatable autoimmune disease, provided that a correct diagnosis is achieved and a strict, lifelong gluten-free diet is implemented. The current diagnostic algorithm for celiac disease includes initial screening serological tests, followed by a confirmatory small intestinal biopsy showing the autoimmune insult typical of celiac disease. The biopsy, considered the diagnostic gold standard, has been recently questioned as a reliable and conclusive test for every case… CONTINUE READING