Screening for Celiac Disease: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

  title={Screening for Celiac Disease: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement},
  author={K. Bibbins-Domingo and D. Grossman and S. Curry and M. Barry and K. Davidson and Chyke A Doubeni and M. Ebell and J. Epling and Jessica Herzstein and A. Kemper and A. Krist and A. Kurth and C. S. Landefeld and C. Mangione and M. Phipps and M. Silverstein and M. Simon and Chien-Wen Tseng},
  • K. Bibbins-Domingo, D. Grossman, +15 authors Chien-Wen Tseng
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • JAMA
  • Importance Celiac disease is caused by an immune response in persons who are genetically susceptible to dietary gluten, a protein complex found in wheat, rye, and barley. Ingestion of gluten by persons with celiac disease causes immune-mediated inflammatory damage to the small intestine. Objective To issue a new US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for celiac disease. Evidence Review The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on the accuracy of screening in asymptomatic… CONTINUE READING
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