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Mar 30, 2017

10 Things Gastroenterologists Should Know About Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator, @kanaazpereira

As celiac disease (CD) becomes increasingly common, healthcare providers need to stay current on the best ways to diagnose and manage this disease. In a paper published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., along with Dr. Amy Oxentenko, M.D., reviews 10 important things that gastroenterologists need to know about celiac disease, based on current evidence and their experience in Mayo Clinic’s Celiac Disease Clinic.

The 10 items highlighted are:

  1. How to Use Serology to Diagnose Celiac Disease
  2. Can Celiac Disease Be Recognized Endoscopically?
  3. What Biopsies Should Be Taken to Evaluate for Celiac Disease?
  4. Which At-Risk Patients Should Be Tested for Celiac Disease?
  5. How Does One Evaluate for Celiac Disease in a Patient on a Gluten-Free Diet?
  6. How Is Celiac Disease Managed?
  7. What Should Be Assessed in the Patient With Newly Diagnosed Celiac Disease?
  8. How Are Adherence and Response to a Gluten-Free Diet Measured?
  9. What Is the Approach to the Nonresponsive Celiac Patient?
  10. What Do We Do With Refractory Celiac Disease?

Primed with this, physicians can better help in the education of their CD patients in conjunction with a dietitian.

Read the full paper online here.

For more information about celiac disease, visit disease. D

r. Murray is a gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert at Mayo Clinic.

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