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Screening for Celiac Disease
- If someone in your family is known to have celiac disease, you should be screened for it. Doing so can help avoid the complications that can result from not treating the disease.
- If you suffer from celiac disease, you should be tested for nutritional deficiencies. In some cases, testing for bone density may also be necessary.
American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/ . Accessed March 9, 2006.
American Gastroenterologic Association website. Available at: http://www.gastro.org . Accessed March 9, 2006.
The Merck Manual of Medical Information. 17th ed. Simon and Schuster, Inc.; 2000.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/ . Accessed March 9, 2006.
- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
- Review Date: 12/2013
- Update Date: 00/11/2013