Morbidity and mortality among older individuals with undiagnosed celiac disease.

@article{Godfrey2010MorbidityAM,
  title={Morbidity and mortality among older individuals with undiagnosed celiac disease.},
  author={Jonathan D. Godfrey and Tricia L. Brantner and Waleed Brinjikji and Kevin N Christensen and Deanna L Brogan and Carol T. Van Dyke and Brian D. Lahr and Joseph J. Larson and Alberto Rubio-Tapia and Lee Joseph Melton and Alan R. Zinsmeister and Robert A Kyle and J A Murray},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={139 3},
  pages={763-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Outcomes of undiagnosed celiac disease (CD) are unclear. We evaluated the morbidity and mortality of undiagnosed CD in a population-based sample of individuals 50 years of age and older. METHODS Stored sera from a population-based sample of 16,886 Olmsted County, Minnesota, residents 50 years of age and older were tested for CD based on analysis of tissue transglutaminase and endomysial antibodies. A nested case-control study compared serologically defined subjects with CD… CONTINUE READING

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