[Late treatment results with a gluten-free diet in celiac disease in adults].

Abstract

The efficacy of the treatment with an agluten diet of celiac disease of the adults was studied in 45 patients over time, the observation periods ranging from 6 months to 6 years. The results were assessed from the patients' clinical examination that included study of absorption function of the small intestine (daily mass and fat loss with feces, absorption of D-xylose), determination of hemoglobin, total protein in blood serum, and morphological study of the jejunum mucosa obtained on aspiration enterobiopsy. Analysis of the data has shown that the patients who strictly observed the agluten diet noted a clinical remission with a tendency towards morphological improvement of the structure of small intestinal mucosa. No such an improvement was recorded in patients given gluten on a periodic basis.

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@article{Kurochkina1982LateTR, title={[Late treatment results with a gluten-free diet in celiac disease in adults].}, author={O K Kurochkina and I. A. Smotrova}, journal={Voprosy pitaniia}, year={1982}, volume={6}, pages={43-6} }