Table 2

Demographics and distribution of symptoms of patients completing ≥3 months of Gluten Contamination Elimination Diet (GCED)
Variables n (%)
Female 15 (88%)
Pediatric ( <21) 5 (29%)
Median age at diagnosis of CD (range) 30 years (1.6 - 52)
Median age at start of GCED (range) 42 years (6 – 73)
Primary non-responsive 14 (82%)
 Mean years since start of GFD (range)  3 years (1.1 - 4.6)
Secondary non-responsive/relapsed 3 (18%)
 Mean years since relapse, while on GFD (range)  2 years (1 - 3)
Asymptomatic 1 (6%)
Symptomatic 16 (94%)
 Diarrhea  8 (50%)
 Fatigue  5 (31%)
 Abdominal pain  5 (31%)
 Bloating  3 (19%)
 Constipation  2 (12.5%)
 Inadequate weight gain  2 (12.5%)
 Weight loss  1 (6.2%)
 Persistent hypertransaminasemia  1 (6.2%)
 Anxiety  1 (6.2%)
 Multiple symptoms  9 (56.2%)

CD, celiac disease; GFD, gluten-free diet.

Hollon et al.

Hollon et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2013 13:40   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-13-40

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