NICE guideline to improve the recognition and assessment of coeliac disease – 27 May 2009

Posted on May 27, 2009. Filed under: Gastroenterology | Tags: , |

2009/032 NICE guideline to improve the recognition and assessment of coeliac disease

“The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has today (27 May 2009) issued a guideline to improve the recognition and diagnosis of coeliac disease. Coeliac disease is a condition in which the immune system in a person’s intestine (gut) reacts to a protein called gluten. The immune reaction makes part of the gut inflamed, which can make it difficult for the person to absorb nutrients from their food. Coeliac disease can cause a wide range of symptoms in the digestive system (such as indigestion, diarrhoea or constipation) and in the rest of the body (such as tiredness, weight loss and bone thinning).”  … continues on the website

Full text of the guideline (36.83 Kb 10 sec @ 28.8Kbps)

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