Published online May 14, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i18.2259
Revised: February 12, 2011
Accepted: February 19, 2011
Published online: May 14, 2011
Celiac disease now affects about one person in a hundred in Europe and North America. In this review, we consider a number of important and exciting recent developments, such as clinical associations, HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 predispositions, the concept of potential celiac disease, the use of new imaging/endoscopy techniques, and the development of refractory disease. This review will be of use to all internists, pediatricians and gastroenterologists.