(Celiac Sprue; Nontropical Sprue; Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy)
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- Your bodily fluids and waste products may need to be tested for evidence of malabsorption. This can be done with:
- Blood tests
- Stool tests
- You may need to have a sample of tissue removed for testing. This can be done with biopsy.
- Your intestine may need to be examined. This can be done with endoscopy.
- Flavored coffee
- Tuna in vegetable broth
- Packaged rice mixes
- Some frozen potatoes
- Creamed vegetables
- Commercially prepared vegetables, salads, and salad dressings
- Some ice cream
- Many other products
Screening and Supplements
Celiac Disease Foundation http://www.celiac.org
Celiac Sprue Association http://www.csaceliacs.org
Canadian Celiac Association http://www.celiac.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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Celiac disease: what you should know. Am Fam Physician. 2006;74(11):1921-1922. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/20061201/1921ph.html . Accessed January 28, 2013.
Celiac sprue. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated December 28, 2012. Accessed January 28, 2013.
What I need to know about Celiac disease. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac%5Fez/ . Updated May 10, 2012. Accessed January 28, 2013.
- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 01/28/2013 -
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