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International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2018, 6(3), 68-70
DOI: 10.12691/ijcd-6-3-8
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Celiac Disease and Lactose Intolerance

Lerner Aaron1, 2, , Wusterhausen Patricia2, Ramesh Ajay2 and Matthias Torsten2

1B. Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 31096, Israel

2AESKU.KIPP Institute, Wendelsheim, 55234, Germany

Pub. Date: January 04, 2019

Cite this paper:
Lerner Aaron, Wusterhausen Patricia, Ramesh Ajay and Matthias Torsten. Celiac Disease and Lactose Intolerance. International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2018; 6(3):68-70. doi: 10.12691/ijcd-6-3-8


Celiac disease and lactose intolerance are nutritional diseases where withdrawal of a specific nutrient is therapeutical. Celiac disease is underdiagnosed while lactose intolerance is over diagnosed, including in naïve or treated celiac patients. The present review highlights myths and realities and revisits common misconceptions in the relationship between celiac disease and lactose intolerance. It is hoped that the care providers will increase the rate of diagnosis of celiac disease, while decreasing the over diagnosis of lactose intolerance for the benefit of the patients.

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