Mass screening program finds high prevalence of undiagnosed pediatric celiac disease

Mass screening identified a high prevalence of celiac disease among children, according to study results.Marisa G. Stahl, MD, of the department of pediatrics the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and colleagues wrote that universal screening for celiac disease (CD) remains controversial in asymptomatic populations. Researchers are conducting the Autoimmunity Screening for Kids (ASK) study to screen children for CD, as well as type 1 diabetes.“The overall objective of the ASK program is to raise awareness of the importance of type 1 diabetes and CD in the community and toRead More

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