Age-related differences in celiac disease: Specific characteristics of adult presentation

World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther. 2015 Nov 6;6(4):207-12. doi: 10.4292/wjgpt.v6.i4.207.


Celiac disease may appear both in early childhood and in elderly subjects. Current knowledge of the disease has revealed some differences associated to the age of presentation. Furthermore, monitoring and prognosis of celiac subjects can vary depending on the pediatric or adult stage. The main objective of this review is to provide guidance for the adult diagnostic and follow-up processes, which must be tailored specifically for adults and be different from pediatric patients.

Keywords: Celiac disease; Complications; Diagnosis; Duodenal biopsy; Gluten intolerance.

Publication types

  • Review