Special Issue "Celiac Disease and Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 April 2021.
Celiac disease (CD) is a gluten-induced immune-mediated enteropathy, characterized by the presence of specific serum autoantibodies and genetic markers. Although the inflammatory process specifically targets the intestinal mucosa, patients may present with gastrointestinal and/or extraintestinal signs or symptoms,, suggesting that CD is an autoimmune systemic disease.
Non-Celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is diagnosed in individuals who do not have CD or wheat allergy (WA), but who have intestinal and/or extraintestinal symptoms related to ingestion of gluten-containing grains, with symptomatic improvement on their withdrawal. The clinical variability and the lack of validated biomarkers for NCGS, make establishing the prevalence, reaching a diagnosis, and further study of this condition difficult.
Nevertheless, it is possible to differentiate specific gluten-related disorders from other conditions based on currently available investigations and algorithms. Clinicians cannot distinguish between Celiac disease and Non-Celiac gluten sensitivity by symptoms, as they are similar in both. Therefore, screening for CD must occur before a gluten-free diet (GFD) is implemented, since once a patient initiates this diet, testing for CD is no longer accurate.
It is useful to recall that the prevalence of gluten-related disorders is rising, and that many individuals are empirically trying a GFD, for a variety of signs and symptoms.
Prof. Luis Rodrigo
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- Celiac disease/diagnosis
- Celiac disease/immunology
- Celiac disease/differential diagnosis
- Celiac disease/treatment/evolution
- Non-Celiac gluten sensitivity/diagnosis
- Non-Celiac gluten sensitivity/immunology
- Non-Celiac gluten sensitivity/differential diagnosis
- Non-Celiac gluten sensitivity/treatment/evolution