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Recommendation details

Recommendation ID: CG86/7
Question: How many people with undiagnosed coeliac disease are misdiagnosed as having other conditions, and what are the clinical and cost implications of this?
Page: 59
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notes (if applicable):
People with coeliac disease often have significant health problems that resolve with correct diagnosis and treatment. If coeliac disease is undiagnosed, or misdiagnosed as another condition, health problems continue, resulting in the use of inappropriate interventions and resources, such as visits to GPs or outpatient clinics. Misdiagnosis can also limit further investigation (and thus correct diagnosis) and the health problems continue or increase, with a corresponding effect on the personā??s quality of life. There are no reliable data on the extent to which coeliac disease is misdiagnosed in adults and children; high-quality population-based studies are needed to assess the associated clinical outcomes and costs in adults and children with undiagnosed coeliac disease.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance: Coeliac disease
Number: CG86
Date issued: May 2009

Research needed into:

Effectiveness of treatment: No
Cost of treatment: No
Implementation of treatment: No
Quality of life: No
Methods of research: No

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?: No
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?: No
Recommendation priority: Unrated
Recommendation status: Research Pending
Notes: 0
Date this record updated: 30-04-2010

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