Celiac disease: saliva test for Lister

The celiac disease is a permanent intolerance to gliadin. Gliadin is alcohol-soluble component of gluten, a collection of protein in wheat, rye\barley, spelt, kamut in, while oats appears to be tolerated in small quantities by most patients.                                                                                                                                           
   All foods derived from gluten-containing cereals or above, therefore, should be considered toxic for patients suffering from this disease.
It is a kind of disease that heals: the subject celiac, will remain so throughout his life, the only cure is to adopt a strict gluten-free diet.
   Unfortunately many people are not aware of having this disease, and this, especially in children, can cause damagegrowth, especially in the period of development.
For this reason, the ricercarori of the University The Wisdom of Rome, led by Dr. responsible Margaret Bonamico the Center for Celiac, decided to refer children to a test to verify who was suffering from the disease or not.
   The test involved about 7,000 school-age children, which was taken from a saliva sample. Once analyzed the samples, for verifying the presence of antibodies to the disease, the minor positive results have been subjected to an endoscopy and were subjected to a gluten-free diet.
Later, then the children in question were followed for about three years to see if this diet had contributed to their development problems. The result has been a steady improvement in their growth, without complications and with a good degree of adherence to the diet.
In short, it is a very simple test that has been well accepted by children from their parents, so this could be a valid instrument to detect cases not diagnosed.


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