Advances in celiac disease

Joanna K Moore, Susanna Ra West, Gerry Robins

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Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To critically summarize recent research in celiac disease.

RECENT FINDINGS: There are new serological markers with potential use not only in the diagnosis of celiac disease but also as important follow-up tools. As our understanding of celiac disease increases with further isolation of nonhuman leukocyte antigen genes and clarification of the intracellular pathways that underlie its pathogenesis, there are new modalities which will not only allow improved risk stratification of individuals but also facilitate the development of novel therapeutic agents.

SUMMARY: Small bowel biopsy remains the gold standard for both diagnosis and monitoring. A gluten-free diet currently remains the only treatment option, with potential other options being discovered such as glutenases for predigestion of gluten.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-8
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Gastroenterology
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

Keywords

  • Antigens, CD
  • CTLA-4 Antigen
  • Capillary Permeability
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholera Toxin
  • Cytokines
  • Diet, Gluten-Free
  • Galectins
  • Humans
  • Intestine, Small
  • Permeability

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