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Misdiagnosis of celiac disease is prevalent in the UK claims new research. 250,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with the condition but there is another estimated 500,000 undiagnosed cases. Untreated celiac disease can lead to osteoporosis and gut cancer. Half of the diagnoses occur while addressing other health issues and the other half are diagnosed after everything else is ruled out. Symptoms include chronic diarrhea and anaemia. It is often misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome.
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About: Celiac disease in the UK grossly underdiagnosed
Date: 1 November 2004
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