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Description

• Celiac disease (CD) is a gluten-sensitivity enteropathy that occurs in genetically susceptible individuals upon ingestion of gluten and resolves when gluten is withdrawn from one’s diet.

• Serological markers play a major role in the diagnosis of celiac disease, however a small intestinal biopsy is currently the gold standard in symptomatic individuals.

• The purpose of this study was to determine if serological testing alone is sufficient to confirm the diagnosis of CD and therefore eliminate the need for a biopsy.

• The review of literature explored studies that compared small intestinal biopsy with different serological testing in males and females, <1 to 80 years in age, in order to determine if a biopsy was always necessary.

Department

Physician Assistant Studies

Degree Name

Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

First Advisor

Vikki McCleary

Second Advisor

Susan Kuntz

Publication Date

2014

Keywords

Celiac Disease -- diagnosis; Intestine, Small -- pathology; Serologic Tests; Comparative Study

Disciplines

Gastroenterology

Celiac Disease: Advances in Diagnostic Testing?

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