Elderly Onset Celiac Disease: A Narrative Review.

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Abstract

Celiac sprue is a chronic disease, which usually occurs in children and young adults. However, it can develop in any age group, and the prevalence is increasing even in the elderly population. The atypical patterns of clinical presentation in this age group sometimes can cause a delay in diagnosis. Given the lower sensitivity and specificity of serological tests in the aged population, clinical suspect often arises in the presence of complications (autoimmune disorders, fractures, and finally, malignancy) and must be supported by endoscopic and imaging tools. In this review, we highlight the incidence and prevalence of celiac disease in the elderly, the patterns of clinical presentation, diagnosis, and the most frequent complications, with the aim of increasing awareness and reducing the diagnostic delay of celiac disease even in the elderly population
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-49
Number of pages9
JournalCLINICAL MEDICINE INSIGHTS. GASTROENTEROLOGY
Volume9
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Celiac Disease
Age Groups
Population
Serologic Tests
Young Adult
Chronic Disease
Sensitivity and Specificity
Incidence
Neoplasms

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  • Gastroenterology

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