Coeliac disease

Last updated: Tuesday, 27, July, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests

Gluten-induced enteropathy

 

 

Associations

FBC, blood film, IgA Transglutaminase antibodies.

Transglutaminase antibodies are more sensitive and specific for coeliac disease than are gliadin antibodies. Immunoglobulins G, A, M.

Small bowel biopsy.

Dermatitis herpetiformis

See under Bullous skin lesions.

Consequences

Malabsorption

Iron deficiency

Folate deficiency

Splenic atrophy/absence

Osteoporosis

T cell lymphoma

Neurological disorders

Infertility (female)