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World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther. Nov 6, 2015; 6(4): 207-212
Published online Nov 6, 2015. doi: 10.4292/wjgpt.v6.i4.207
Table 3 Summary of key features associated with the presentation of celiac disease in adults
High prevalence, even in advanced age
Oligosymptomatic presentation
Serology may have a low diagnostic yield
Duodenal biopsy usually shows mild atrophy or lymphocytic enteritis
Lymphocytic enteritis is a common presentation in adult celiac
The study of duodenal biopsy by an expert pathologist and the use of advanced techniques like flow cytometry may be useful for the diagnosis
Monitoring of the strict dietary compliance and the recovery of villous atrophy
The presence of associated complications should be identified at an early stage