Celiac Disease pp 107-122 | Cite as

Diagnosis of Celiac Disease

  • Anna Tavakkoli
  • Benjamin LebwohlEmail author
Part of the Clinical Gastroenterology book series (CG)


Patients with celiac disease (CD) can have a variety of different presenting symptoms, ranging from features of intestinal malabsorption to nonclassical features, such as elevated transaminases or osteoporosis, to a silent form of the disease in which villous atrophy is discovered in asymptomatic patients [1, 2]. The diagnosis of CD is currently made through a combination of serological, genetic, and endoscopic testing. The aim of this chapter is to help identify the appropriate patient to test for CD, to review the different serological tests available for the diagnosis of CD, and to discuss the role of genetic testing and endoscopy in the diagnosis of this disease. The diagnosis of CD in children will also be reviewed.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Celiac Disease Down Syndrome Villous Atrophy Celiac Disease Patient 
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  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologyColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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