In recente years it has been suggested that patients with celiac disease can be adequately followed up on the basis of merely clinical and serological response to a gluten-free diet. Thus, a duodenal biopsy some months after commencement of a gluten-free diet would no longer be necessary. We report here the case of a celiac patient in whom the ingestion of a milligram of gluten every day for 2 years prevented histological recovery in spite of satisfactory clinical and serological response. The literature regarding the minimal amount of gluten that could be harmeless to celiac patients is reviewed.

A milligram of gluten a day keeps the mucosal recovery way

BIAGI, FEDERICO;CAMPANELLA, JONIA;CORAZZA, GINO ROBERTO
2004

Abstract

In recente years it has been suggested that patients with celiac disease can be adequately followed up on the basis of merely clinical and serological response to a gluten-free diet. Thus, a duodenal biopsy some months after commencement of a gluten-free diet would no longer be necessary. We report here the case of a celiac patient in whom the ingestion of a milligram of gluten every day for 2 years prevented histological recovery in spite of satisfactory clinical and serological response. The literature regarding the minimal amount of gluten that could be harmeless to celiac patients is reviewed.
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