Research: How celiac disease has changed in 15 years
When my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease, she had classic symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, distended belly and weight loss. But for so many others, any of the estimated 300 symptoms in the repertoire of celiac disease, could be a sign of the genetic, autoimmune disease.
New research published in BMC Gastroenterology this week examines a span of 15 years of celiac diagnoses and found changes that have happened with the clinical profile of the disease.
The changing profile of celiac disease
The study, conducted by the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences at the University of Bologna, St. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, in Italy, examined records from 1998 and 2012. 770 patients were diagnosed with celiac.