Exclusion of organic disorders involving the upper gastrointestinal (UGI) is a mandatory step before considering a biopsy-avoidance diagnostic strategy for adult coeliac disease. We aim to evaluate the prevalence of alarm symptoms and coincidental UGI endoscopic findings at the time of diagnosis of coeliac disease. To develop consensus criteria to identify patients with coeliac disease requiring a gastroscopy and to evaluate whether alarm symptoms prompting gastroscopy were predictive of endoscopic findings.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY|
|Volume||Publish Ahead of Print|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|