Celiac Disease: recheck antibodies after successful treatment?
If you diagnose an antibody-positive Celiac disease, treat it (with just a gluten free diet), patient returns in 6 months feeling a lot better (essentially asymptomatic, all other deficiencies resolved) . . . .do you recheck the celiac antibodies? (anti transglutaminase, anti gliadin etc). Why would you? [It was suggested to me that they should be rechecked, to 'confirm' that your intervention, the glutenfree diet, worked. But cant you just assume that clinically if the patient is now... Read more