Do kids need a biopsy for coeliac diagnosis?

An algorithm is just as effective for detecting the disease in some children, say researchers
Reuters Health

A diagnosis of coeliac disease can be made without histology in a “significant number” of children, researchers in Europe say.

They evaluated the effect of implementing the 2012 European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition guidelines and diagnostic algorithm for a coeliac disease diagnosis in 253 children in the Netherlands.