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No need to repeat celiac screening for five years after negative serology


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Archives of Disease in Childhood
Reuters Health - 19/01/2022 - If children test negative for celiac disease on antibody screening, the risk of receiving a clinical diagnosis within five years is "very low," researchers say.  However, children with potential celiac disease (positive antibodies against transglutaminase, but normal tissue samples) have a high risk of conversion to celiac disease and should be followed up.  The current study is the five-year follow-up of a screening study done in 2013, Dr. Olof Sandstrom of Umea University in Sweden told Reuters Health by email. "We show that as many as one third of children with potential celiac disease develop overt celiac disease during the fiv...


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