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International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2018, 6(3), 83-86
DOI: 10.12691/ijcd-6-3-6
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Diagnosis Guidelines for Screening Celiac Disease – A Systematic Review

Ana Cláudia Cavaco de Sousa1, and Ana Maria Pires2, 3

1Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Químicas e Biológicas do Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal (CIQuiBio-IPS)

2Atlântica – Centro de Estudos, Sociedade, Organizações e Bem-Estar (CESOB)

3Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa – Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c)

Pub. Date: January 04, 2019

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Ana Cláudia Cavaco de Sousa and Ana Maria Pires. Diagnosis Guidelines for Screening Celiac Disease – A Systematic Review. International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2018; 6(3):83-86. doi: 10.12691/ijcd-6-3-6


Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disorder that is expressed by chronic food sensitivity to gluten. Among the autoimmune diseases, CD is the one that has more expression, having the numbers of new cases increased steadily during the last years. In addition to the most common symptoms, such as low weight, diarrhea and abdominal pain, atypical cases, such as overweight, arise which imply the development of new approaches and diagnostic methodologies. The most obvious diagnosis involves endoscopy, an invasive and costly method that causes discomfort to the patient and overload of the health systems. The protocol methodology for CD diagnosis from WGO, NASPGHAN, ESPGHAN and BSPGHAN, the worldwide most recognized specialist ‘organizations, was analyzed in order to assess if social implications were considered on their guidelines. After a detailed review of the literature, a global chart was completed in order to summarize the most referenced protocols for the screening and CD diagnosis.

celiac disease; diagnosis; screening; guidelines; duodenal biopsy

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