Celiac disease.

  title={Celiac disease.},
  author={Daniel A. Leffler and Sumona Saha and Richard J. Farrell},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  volume={9 12},
  pages={825-31; quiz 832-3}
Timely diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease is important not only to improve the immediate quality of life of the patient but also to decrease the long-term risks of untreated celiac disease. A large Finnish study showed that the 5-year survival among patients who strictly adhered to a gluten-free diet was similar to that of the general population. Growth and development in infants and children proceed normally with continued gluten avoidance, and in adults many of the disease… CONTINUE READING