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Other associated conditions

The NICE (2015) guideline on the 'Recognition, assessment and management of coeliac disease' has reviewed the research evidence regarding coeliac disease and possible related conditions and has recommended who should be screened for coeliac disease. It is recommended that testing for coeliac disease is considered in people with Down's syndrome and Turner syndrome.

Down’s syndrome

Down’s syndrome is a genetic condition that typically causes some level of learning disability and characteristic physical features. Coeliac disease is more common in people with Down’s syndrome and it is recommended that testing for coeliac disease is considered in anyone with Down’s syndrome.

Turner syndrome

Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder that only affects females. It is associated with a wide range of symptoms and some distinctive characteristics. Coeliac disease is more common in people with Turner syndrome and it is recommended that testing for coeliac disease is considered in anyone with Turner syndrome.

More information on testing for coeliac disease.

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