Compliance with gluten-free diet in adolescents with screening-detected celiac disease: a 5-year follow-up study

J Pediatr. 2000 Jun;136(6):841-3.


After 5 years of treatment, 22 patients with celiac disease, diagnosed by means of serologic mass screening (mean age, 17.9 years), showed a lower compliance with a gluten-free diet and frequent positivity of serum anti-endomysium antibodies (32%) in comparison with a group of 22 age-matched patients diagnosed because of "typical" symptoms during childhood.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Celiac Disease / diagnosis
  • Celiac Disease / diet therapy*
  • Celiac Disease / psychology
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glutens*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening
  • Patient Compliance*
  • Time Factors


  • Glutens