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Coeliac disease: symptoms, prevalence and management

Coeliac disease: symptoms, prevalence and management

From this pharmacy CPD module on coeliac disease you will learn about:

  • What coeliac disease is and how it differs from gluten intolerance
  • Its symptoms, prevalence and who is at higher risk of developing the disease
  • Investigations to diagnose coeliac disease and management strategies
  • How pharmacists and their staff can support patients with this condition

Download this module – this includes the five-minute test – here.

Coeliac disease affects around one in every 100 people in the UK. However, under-diagnosis is a big problem: for every individual who knows they have the condition, an estimated seven or eight also have the autoimmune illness, but are unaware of the fact. The impact of the condition should not be underestimated, from the often-unpleasant presenting symptoms – which may be gastrointestinal (GI)

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