Serological Identification of Celiac Disease in Kids

Study Purpose

The investigators aim to examine the feasibility of incorporating serological celiac disease (CD) screening into general pediatric outpatient clinics in Sweden and through structured monitoring examine the effects of diagnosing and treating screening-detected CD. Screening will be tailored to general pediatric outpatient clinics in the Gothenburg metropolitan area with the goal to screen 1000 children over four months. Screening for CD will be carried out by measuring tissue transglutaminase autoantibodies (TGA) in blood. Children who are persistently TGA positive will be enrolled into a 6-12-month follow-up protocol responsible for diagnosing CD, installation of gluten-free diet and to assess their short-term impact upon the child's wellbeing. Other components to assess include (I) the feasibility to incorporate CD screening into busy pediatric practices; (II) parental/child interest in, and satisfaction with, participating in a CD screening program and (III) identifying key considerations for a possible scaled-up, broad-based, CD screening.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type

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Eligible Ages 2 Years - 17 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Aged 2-17 years old - Patient at pediatric outpatient clinics in Gothenburg metro area - Parental and adolescent consent to screening Exclusion Criteria for serological screening: - Established celiac disease diagnosis - Type 1 diabetes

Trial Details

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Lead Sponsor

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Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden
Principal Investigator

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Principal Investigator Affiliation N/A
Agency Class

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Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Sweden

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Celiac Disease in Children, Pediatric Disorder, Health, Subjective, Growth Delay

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International Sites

BUMM Hisingen, Göteborg, Sweden




BUMM Hisingen

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Site Contact

Karl Mårild


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