Since not everyone has access to Medscape:

Villi under an electron microscope  © 2011 S. Schuller, Wellcome Images, used under Creative Commons license.

Antibiotic Exposure and the Development of Coeliac Disease Background The intestinal microbiota has been proposed to play a pathogenic role in coeliac disease (CD). Although antibiotics are common environmental factors with a profound impact on intestinal microbiota, data on antibiotic use as a risk factor for subsequent CD development are scarce. Methods In this population-based […]

Intestinal Biopsy no longer required for Celiac Diagnosis.

Villi under an electron microscope  © 2011 S. Schuller, Wellcome Images, used under Creative Commons license.

Published today in the BMC Gastroenterology, finally a conclusion that might help people get to an understanding of their reaction. This review study gathered information from 40 different studies, all looking to see whether the invasive biopsy is truly necessary for celiac diagnosis. Their conclusion? “There is no single test — not even jejunal biopsy — […]