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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Study looks at differences in celiac disease treatments

Practicing gastroenterologists and academic experts treat celiac disease differently, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. The study found they differ in their use of IgA anti-endomysial antibodies, human leukocyte antigen DQ2/8 testing, gluten challenge and oat consumption, and academics were more likely to recommend celiac testing for Type 1 diabetics, people with Down and Turner syndromes and relatives of people with celiac disease.

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