Chapter 4. Diagnosing Coeliac Disease

  1. Helen Griffiths MSc, RGN, Cert MHSC

Published Online: 19 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987926.ch4

Coeliac Disease: Nursing Care and Management

Coeliac Disease: Nursing Care and Management

How to Cite

Griffiths, H. (2008) Diagnosing Coeliac Disease, in Coeliac Disease: Nursing Care and Management, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987926.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470512609

Online ISBN: 9780470987926

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Keywords:

  • diagnosing coeliac disease;
  • data-gathering phase;
  • expanding on initial history;
  • serological screening antibody tests;
  • sensitivity and specificity;
  • antigliadin antibody;
  • IgA anti-reticulin antibody;
  • HLA-DQ2 or -DQ8 genotype;
  • intestinal biopsies - Crosby–Kugler or Crosby capsule;
  • video capsule endoscopy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • An accurate history

  • Serological screening antibody tests

  • Methods of obtaining a histological diagnosis

  • Pathologic analysis and diagnosis