Positive screening tests should be followed with a referral to a gastroenterologist to consider endoscopy for definitive diagnosis.
- Life long dietary exclusion of the following grain products: wheat, rye, barley and possibly oats (a nutritionist can educate a family about this diet);
- Identification and treatment of any complications at the time of diagnosis (e.g., anemia, malnutrition);
- Potential evaluation of family members (this disease may have a familial pattern even if the diagnosis is in a child with Down syndrome).
|Author:||Daniel Jackson, MD - 1/2014|
|Content Last Updated:||1/2014|
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