Celiac Disease

Celiac disease

Celiac disease

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In celiac disease, the surface pattern of the jejunal mucosa becomes flattened.

Greater gluten intake before age 2 may increase risk of celiac disease

Greater gluten intake before age 2 may increase risk of celiac disease

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High gluten intake during the first 2 years of life was associated with an increased risk of celiac disease during childhood.

Growth monitoring may help identify celiac disease in kids

Growth monitoring may help identify celiac disease in kids

Screening children for five height- and weight-related differences in growth could be an effective means of spotting those with celiac disease.

Elevated blood glucose, weight loss in patient with type 1 diabetes

Elevated blood glucose, weight loss in patient with type 1 diabetes

A patient, Ms. B., was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago.

Breastfeeding, delaying gluten won't lower risk of celiac disease

Breastfeeding, delaying gluten won't lower risk of celiac disease

Breastfeeding, waiting to introduce foods with gluten doesn't prevent autoimmune disorder

FDA is now enforcing its gluten-free standards

FDA is now enforcing its gluten-free standards

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Manufacturers are now subject to scrutiny and could be subject to regulatory action if gluten-free labels are not consistent with agency standards.

Celiac disease more common with IBS

Celiac disease more common with IBS

Classifying abdominal pain-related disorders can help determine which patients with IBS should be screened for celiac disease.

Delayed gluten introduction increases celiac risk

Delayed gluten introduction increases celiac risk

Breastfeeding for more than 12 months also associated with modest increase in risk.

No association between celiac disease, autism

No association between celiac disease, autism

Small excess risk for an autism spectrum disorder noted after celiac disease diagnosis.

FDA standardizes 'gluten-free' for food labeling

FDA standardizes 'gluten-free' for food labeling

Foods with claims of no gluten, free of gluten, and without gluten must meet definition of gluten-free

Top 5 PA medical topics of 2013

Top 5 PA medical topics of 2013

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The AAPA's Clinical Health Affairs Commission cites childhood immunization, post-traumatic stress disorder, obesity, celiac disease and dementia as topics to watch in 2013.

Puzzling GI upset in a teenager

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, complement fixation, celiac, sonogram, gynecologic workup and routine labs have all been negative in a teen with a three-year history of recurrent chronic abdominal pain and diarrhea. What steps should be taken next?

Untreated celiac disease may cause infertility

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Women with unexplained infertility are at heightened risk for having undiagnosed celiac disease (CD), which may be a modifiable and treatable risk factor

Can a gluten-free diet tame inflammation?

Is there a connection between celiac disease (CD) and inflammation?

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