Childhood coeliac disease and chronic diarrhoea: from Peter on 2011-08-27
CONCLUSIONS: Although coeliac disease may only account for a small proportion of diarrhoeal mortality, these deaths are not preventable by applying normal diarrhoea treatment guidelines, which may even involve gluten-based food supplements. As other causes of diarrhoeal mortality decline, coeliac disease will become a proportionately increasing problem unless consideration is given to trying gluten-free diets for children with chronic diarrhoea and malnutrition."
Author(s): Byass P ; Kahn K ; Ivarsson A
Affiliation: Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
Title: The global burden of childhood coeliac disease: a neglected component of diarrhoeal mortality?
Source: PloS one 2011; 6(7): e22774