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Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2012 Oct;22(4):811-31. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2012.09.001.

Nondietary therapies for celiac disease.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, The Celiac Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA.


Currently, the only available therapy for celiac disease is strict lifelong adherence to a gluten-free diet (GFD). Although safe and effective, the GFD is not ideal. It is frequently expensive, of limited nutritional value, and not readily available in many countries. Consequently, a need exists for novel, nondietary therapies for celiac disease. Based on the current understanding of celiac disease pathogenesis, several potential targets of therapeutic intervention exist. These novel strategies provide promise of alternative, adjunctive treatment options but also raise important questions regarding safety, efficacy, and monitoring of long-term treatment effect.

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