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Recommendation details

Recommendation ID: CG86/5
Question: Is the prevalence of coeliac disease higher in adults and children with autism than in the general population?
Page: 60
Any explanatory
notes (if applicable):
There is no conclusive evidence on the prevalence of coeliac disease in people with autism. Anecdotally, higher rates of coeliac disease are seen in people with autism, and when diagnosed, adherence to a gluten-free diet improves both gastrointestinal symptoms and behavioural problems. Research is needed to determine the prevalence of coeliac disease in people with autism and whether any behavioural problems improve following diagnosis.

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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