This longitudinal retrospective study reports that acceptable screening accuracy can be achieved for celiac disease via the use of several growth monitoring parameters in combination, preferably using computerized screening algorithms integrated into an electronic health record system.
In a 6-year (2006-2012) prospective cohort study, Cristofori and coauthors assess the prevalence of celiac disease among children with abdominal pain–related functional gastrointestinal disorders classified according to the Rome criteria. See editorial by Squires et al.
Guandalini and Assiri review how celiac disease is triggered by the ingestion of gluten in genetically predisposed individuals. Diagnosis requires an intestinal biopsy, and a strict gluten-free diet must be followed.