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Lancet. 2000 Mar 4;355(9206):806.

Severe osteopenia in symptom-free adults with a childhood diagnosis of coeliac disease.

Abstract

The frequency of osteopenia in symptom-free adults diagnosed with coeliac disease during childhood and who resumed a normal diet during adolescence is unknown. Severe osteopenia (a bone mineral density below two standard deviations of the mean) was found in up to a third of symptom-free young adults on a normal diet. These patients should not be thought to be disease-free but should receive long-term follow-up and most of them should be advised to resume a gluten-free diet.

PMID:
10711931
DOI:
10.1016/S0140-6736(99)04855-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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