Should all children be screened for celiac disease?

Gastroenterology. 2005 Apr;128(4 Suppl 1):S98-103. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2005.02.023.


To address the issue of screening children for celiac disease, current evidence has been summarized and placed within the context of 8 established criteria for childhood screening. Screening all children for celiac disease is not recommended at this time. Areas with gaps in knowledge are identified as areas in need of further study. These include the timing of screening, defining the natural history of screening-identified celiac disease, developing tools to predict disease onset and disease remission, and the risks of screening.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Celiac Disease / diagnosis*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Mass Screening*
  • Prevalence
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors