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Progress in Pediatrics
December 1935

PROGNOSIS OF CELIAC DISEASE: WITH A COMMENT ON THE HEMATOLOGIC CHARACTERISTICS

Author Affiliations

LONDON, ENGLAND; EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
From the Children's Hospital, Birmingham, England.

Am J Dis Child. 1935;50(6):1502-1558. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970120154015
Abstract

During recent years several valuable contributions to the literature on celiac disease have been published. Bennett, Hunter and Vaughan1 described in detail the records of fifteen cases in adults whose ages ranged from 16 to 57, which were undoubtedly instances of the disease described by Gee.2 Their paper is, in fact, a consideration of celiac disease as observed when detected for the first time in adolescence or in adult life, although a perusal of the records shows that the disease had been present and untreated for many years. We have studied this paper with great interest, and we believe that it teaches the importance of recognition and thorough treatment of the disease at the time of life when it first develops, namely, during the early years of childhood, thus preventing the development of the degrees of disability present in these unfortunate persons. Although a form of steatorrhea known

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