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Definite diagnosis of CD
History and clinical presentation compatible with CD
- Serological screening compatible with CD: antigliadin antibody (AGA) antiendomysium antibody (AEA), tissue transglutaminase (tTG) antibody.
- Histological findings compatible with CD: villous atrophy
- Obvious clinical and serological response to a gluten free diet (GFD)
- Subject >2 years old
- Rule out other clinical conditions mimicking CD Continue reading