Characteristics of Patients Who Avoid Wheat and/or Gluten in the Absence of Celiac Disease

@article{Tavakkoli2013CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of Patients Who Avoid Wheat and/or Gluten in the Absence of Celiac Disease},
  author={Anna Tavakkoli and Suzanne K. Lewis and Christina A. Tennyson and Benjamin Lebwohl and Peter H. R. Green},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={59},
  pages={1255-1261}
}
Gastrointestinal symptoms that respond to the removal of wheat and/or gluten are becoming more common. Patients who avoid wheat and/or gluten (PWAWG) are a heterogeneous group and predominantly self-diagnosed prior to presenting for clinical evaluation. We characterized PWAWGs seen at a tertiary care referral center and compared them to patients with celiac disease (CD) and subjects in the National Health and Nutrition examination survey (NHANES). This was a cross-sectional study evaluating… CONTINUE READING
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