Predictors of gluten avoidance and implementation of a gluten-free diet in children and adolescents without confirmed celiac disease.

@article{Tanpowpong2012PredictorsOG,
  title={Predictors of gluten avoidance and implementation of a gluten-free diet in children and adolescents without confirmed celiac disease.},
  author={Pornthep Tanpowpong and Sarabeth Broder-Fingert and Aubrey J. Katz and Carlos Arturo Camargo},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={161 3},
  pages={
          471-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine independent predictors of gluten avoidance and of a physician's decision to initiate a gluten-free diet (GFD) in children and adolescents without confirmed celiac disease. STUDY DESIGN We performed a structured medical record review of 579 patients aged 1-19 years presenting for evaluation of celiac disease between January 2000 and December 2010 at a large Boston teaching hospital. We collected data including demographic information, medical history, serology, small… CONTINUE READING
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