[Proposed criteria for diagnosis of celiac disease in children]

Lakartidningen. 1998 May 13;95(20):2342-3.
[Article in Swedish]


At a seminar arranged in September 1997 by the Swedish Paediatric Working Group for Coeliac Disease, a diagnostic protocol proposed by the working group was approved by a majority of the paediatricians present, representing almost all paediatric units in Sweden. Briefly, a small bowel biopsy is called for in all children, both at presentation and as a control during gluten-free dieting. Subsequent gluten challenge and biopsy are mandatory only in cases of atypical presentation or if the diagnosis is questioned at some future date. Serum antigliadin and anti-endomysial antibody tests are complementary tools. Agreement was also reached regarding the institution of a national coeliac disease registry.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies / analysis
  • Celiac Disease / diagnosis*
  • Celiac Disease / diet therapy
  • Celiac Disease / pathology
  • Child
  • Gliadin / immunology
  • Glutens / administration & dosage
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Mucosa / immunology
  • Intestinal Mucosa / pathology
  • Intestine, Small / pathology
  • Sweden


  • Antibodies
  • Glutens
  • Gliadin