The January/February 2012 issue of Women’s Health has an article titled, “When Your Body Attacks Itself” by Tracy Erb Middleton. In it, Ms. Middleton presents case studies of different people with various symptoms and diagnoses. “Case Study 3” introduces a 22-year-old presenting with symptoms of celiac disease. The information discussed will probably ring true for many people who were at first diagnosed with another condition before receiving a diagnosis of celiac disease. Alessio Fasano, MD is quoted within the case study.
As I’m sure readers of this blog know, it is frustrating to read inaccurate accounts of what celiac disease is/is not, e.g. an allergy or a condition one can outgrow. Kudos to Women’s Health for recognizing that it has an intelligent readership and for sharing accurate information with us.