Undiagnosed Celiac Disease
Failure to diagnose Celiac Disease
No early symptoms: This condition may have no early symptoms, and thus fail to be diagnosed in its early stages.
Vague or mild symptoms: Celiac Disease may have only vague symptoms in early stages, or otherwise mild symptoms, leading to a delayed diagnosis.
Undiagnosed prevalence of Celiac Disease:
estimated 1 million undiagnosed Americans; more than a million (Reader's Digest Feb 2004)
Undiagnosed prevalence rate:
approx 1 in 272 or 0.37% or 1 million people in USA [about data]
Medical news about undiagnosed Celiac Disease:
The following medical news items
are relevant to nondiagnosis of Celiac Disease:
Undiagnosed Complications of Celiac Disease
As part of Celiac Disease diagnosis, consider whether any
of these Celiac Disease complications may have been overlooked:
Read our premium medical health articles on topics related to
undiagnosed conditions in general, not necessarily specific to Celiac Disease:
About undiagnosed conditions:
One possible misdiagnosis
is the failure to correctly diagnose Celiac Disease
leading to a person remaining with undiagnosed Celiac Disease.
Any condition can potentially be missed and stay undiagnosed.
For a general overview of
diseases that are often undiagnosed,
see Failure to Diagnose
or Under-Diagnosed Diseases.