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Table 1 Reasons for serological testing and grouping of celiac disease (CD) by symptoms (Fasano 2005, Rostom et al 2004).

From: Serological screening for celiac disease in schoolchildren in Jordan. Is height and weight affected when seropositive?


Classical CD

Atypical CD

Silent CD

Reasons for testing:

Investigation of intestinal symptoms.

Iron deficiency, osteoporosis, short stature, or infertility.



Intestinal symptoms.

Unusual intestinal complaints or extraintestinal manifestations.