Guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease in children: recommendations of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

@article{Hill2005GuidelineFT,
  title={Guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease in children: recommendations of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.},
  author={Ivor D. Hill and Martha H. Dirks and Gregory S. Liptak and Richard B. Colletti and Alessio Fasano and Stefano Guandalini and Edward J Hoffenberg and K{\'a}roly Horv{\'a}th and Joseph A. Murray and Mitchell Pivor and Ernest G. Seidman},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={
          1-19
        }
}
Celiac disease is an immune-mediated enteropathy caused by a permanent sensitivity to gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. It occurs in children and adolescents with gastrointestinal symptoms, dermatitis herpetiformis, dental enamel defects, osteoporosis, short stature, delayed puberty and persistent iron deficiency anemia and in asymptomatic individuals with type 1 diabetes, Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, Williams syndrome, selective immunoglobulin (Ig)A deficiency and first degree… 

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