Article Text

PDF

The teenage coeliac: follow up study of 102 patients.
  1. P J Kumar,
  2. J Walker-Smith,
  3. P Milla,
  4. G Harris,
  5. J Colyer,
  6. R Halliday
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.

    Abstract

    Over a 10 year period a total of 102 teenage patients with coeliac disease were assessed on transfer from paediatric hospitals to an adult clinic. Fifty seven patients said they were on a strict gluten free diet; 36 were semistrict, and nine admitted to eating a normal diet. Jejunal mucosal abnormalities, however, suggested that many patients on the 'strict' diet were actually consuming gluten. All patients were well with biochemical parameters within the normal range. Height percentiles were not significantly different from the normal population but patients, as a group, were significantly lighter.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

    Linked Articles

    • Letter
      J Colaco B Egan-Mitchell F M Stevens P F Fottrell C F McCarthy B McNicholl