Reference of this article: Valverde Gómez F, Camps Rubiol T, Roldán Martín MB. Coeliac disease. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2000;2:63-82.
Published in Internet: 31-03-2000
Celiac disease is a permanent intestinal intolerance to gluten, a protein contained in some
cereals. The pathogenesis of the disease is unknown, but probably related to immunological,
genetical and environmental factors. The diagnosis of celiac disease requires the demonstration
of a villous atrophy of the mucosa obtained from the proximal small intestine
by biopsy. The mode of presentation of celiac disease is variable and atypical, paucisymptomatic
or asymptomatic features are frequently described. At present, new diagnostic tools
(serological markers) are used for screening for celiac disease and new diagnostic criteria are
suggested. Removal of gluten from the diet is the treatment for the disease.
Keywords● Celiac disease