gastroenterology
Coeliac disease

Screening finds hidden coeliac disease in first degree relatives


Screening for coeliac disease (CD) in affected families reveals a high prevalence of the disease including in people who are asymptomatic or have non-classic symptoms. A retrospective US study of 104 patients with CD and 360 of their parents, siblings and children, found 44.4% of first degree relatives (FDRs) screened positive for CD using anti-tissue ...

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