Diagnosis of celiac disease in clinical practice: physician's alertness to the condition essential.

@article{Collin2007DiagnosisOC,
  title={Diagnosis of celiac disease in clinical practice: physician's alertness to the condition essential.},
  author={Pekka Collin and Heini Sisko Annamari Huhtala and L J Virta and Leila Kekkonen and Timo Reunala},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={152-6}
}
GOALS We have for several years been training health personnel to recognize celiac disease, and have advocated serologic screening in risk groups. The aim was to establish whether this approach would offer an alternative to population screening, which has yielded a prevalence of 1% in Finland. BACKGROUND The number of detected celiac disease cases is much lower than that obtained in serologic screening studies. STUDY Nationwide recommendations for the detection of celiac disease were… CONTINUE READING