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May 2017

Celiac Disease and Nonceliac Gluten or Wheat Sensitivity: The Risks and Benefits of Diagnosis

Author Affiliations
  • 1Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, New Lambton, New South Wales, Australia
  • 2Faculty of Health and Medicine, School of Medicine & Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(5):615-616. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0695

In internal medicine, we pride ourselves on our diagnostic acumen and are taught to be vigilant for treatable diseases that may mimic other conditions; examples include systemic lupus erythematosus or vasculitis, but arguably today one of the great imitators is celiac disease.1 An emerging entity, nonceliac gluten or wheat sensitivity (NCGS), may be confused with celiac disease.2

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