Latest evidence that celiac disease runs in families prompts Mayo Clinic doctors to call for more screening

A “high prevalence” of celiac disease was found among screened first-degree relatives of patients with the condition, according to findings recently published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The findings prompted researchers to encourage all parents, children and siblings of patients with celiac disease to be screened for the disorder.
“Recent data suggest that majority of celiac disease patients are asymptomatic or have non-classic presentation, confirming the need of having a low screening threshold for celiac disease,” Shilpa S. Nellikkal, MBBS, of the division of

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