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Tai, V,Crowe, M,O'Keeffe, S
2000
December
Journal Of The American Geriatrics Society
Celiac disease in older people
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celiac disease gluten sensitivity old age DEPENDENT DIABETES-MELLITUS GLUTEN-FREE DIET ANTIGLIADIN ANTIBODIES CLINICAL PRESENTATION ENDOMYSIAL ANTIBODY SEROLOGICAL MARKERS HIGH PREVALENCE JEJUNAL BIOPSY SPRUE ENTEROPATHY
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In recent years, there has been increasing recognition that the classical textbook presentation of celiac disease with a malabsorption syndrome and a flat jejunal mucosa is only part of a broad spectrum of clinical and histological features associated with gluten sensitivity. Diagnosis of this treatable condition is often delayed or missed because of a failure to appreciate that celiac disease can present at any age and that symptoms are often subtle and not clearly related to gastrointestinal disease. Nonspecific symptoms and nutritional deficiencies are especially common in older patients and may not always be investigated thoroughly. Use of serological screening tests has improved ease of detection of celiac disease in patients without classical symptoms.
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