Potential celiac disease is characterized by a normal duodenal mucosa despite high intraepithelial lymphocytes count and/or positive endomysial antibodies while on a gluten-containing diet. An agreement about the management of this condition is still lacking. A 68-year-old lady complaining of weight loss and epigastric pain was found to be affected by potential celiac disease. Although she maintained a gluten-containing diet, epigastric pain and weight loss disappeared. If she had started a gluten-free diet, the improvement would have been considered a demonstration of the beneficial effect of the diet. Potential celiac patients can be maintained on a gluten-containing diet providing they are closely followed up.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2007|
- Celiac disease
- Tissue type transglutaminase
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