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[RDW: new screening test for coeliac disease? ].
Minerva Med. 2002 Oct; 93(5):419-21.MM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Notwithstanding the presence of numerous examinations for screening coeliac disease, it may still escape timely diagnosis. For this reason we carried out an investigation to see whether simple haematochemical anomalies (as revealed in what are now routine examinations carried out during hospitalisation) might make diagnosis quicker or at least trigger the suspicion of coeliac disease.

METHODS

Retrospectively, of 21 adult patients admitted to our hospital for the first time and who were diagnosed with coeliac disease, we considered haemoglobin, iron, calcium, potassium, albumin and RDW (part of the normal blood count).

RESULTS

We found that elevated RDW was the most frequent anomaly (67% of patients) of the six haematochemical parameters observed. In addition, it became normal in most patients after a gluten-free diet.

CONCLUSIONS

Elevated RDW was more frequent than sideropenic anaemia in patients with coeliac disease. In addition, RDW indicates a response to diet therapy because it became normal after a gluten-free diet.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Servizio di Pronto Soccorso, Laboratorio di Ematologia e Patologia Clinica, IRCCS S. De Bellis, Castellana Grotte, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

ita

PubMed ID

12410174

Citation

Guglielmi, V, et al. "[RDW: New Screening Test for Coeliac Disease? ]." Minerva Medica, vol. 93, no. 5, 2002, pp. 419-21.
Guglielmi V, Manchisi M, Pellegrini V, et al. [RDW: new screening test for coeliac disease? ]. Minerva Med. 2002;93(5):419-21.
Guglielmi, V., Manchisi, M., Pellegrini, V., Tutino, M., & Guerra, V. (2002). [RDW: new screening test for coeliac disease? ]. Minerva Medica, 93(5), 419-21.
Guglielmi V, et al. [RDW: New Screening Test for Coeliac Disease? ]. Minerva Med. 2002;93(5):419-21. PubMed PMID: 12410174.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [RDW: new screening test for coeliac disease? ]. AU - Guglielmi,V, AU - Manchisi,M, AU - Pellegrini,V, AU - Tutino,M, AU - Guerra,V, PY - 2002/11/1/pubmed PY - 2003/1/22/medline PY - 2002/11/1/entrez SP - 419 EP - 21 JF - Minerva medica JO - Minerva Med VL - 93 IS - 5 N2 - BACKGROUND: Notwithstanding the presence of numerous examinations for screening coeliac disease, it may still escape timely diagnosis. For this reason we carried out an investigation to see whether simple haematochemical anomalies (as revealed in what are now routine examinations carried out during hospitalisation) might make diagnosis quicker or at least trigger the suspicion of coeliac disease. METHODS: Retrospectively, of 21 adult patients admitted to our hospital for the first time and who were diagnosed with coeliac disease, we considered haemoglobin, iron, calcium, potassium, albumin and RDW (part of the normal blood count). RESULTS: We found that elevated RDW was the most frequent anomaly (67% of patients) of the six haematochemical parameters observed. In addition, it became normal in most patients after a gluten-free diet. CONCLUSIONS: Elevated RDW was more frequent than sideropenic anaemia in patients with coeliac disease. In addition, RDW indicates a response to diet therapy because it became normal after a gluten-free diet. SN - 0026-4806 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12410174/[RDW:_new_screening_test_for_coeliac_disease_]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/celiacdisease.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -