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Identifying Coeliac disease in primary care

Best Practice - Conference Programme 2021

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Identifying Coeliac disease in primary care

13 Oct 2021
GP Clinical Theatre 2
Identifying Coeliac disease in primary care

Coeliac disease is a common condition affecting around 1% of the population of the UK, however only about a third of those with the condition have been diagnosed. During this talk, we will explore the varied presentation of Coeliac disease, ranging from the 'IBS-type' presentation to the more atypical presentations such as fertility problems and ataxia. We will also look at the testing process, and how to avoid some common testing pitfalls.

  • - Understand the varied presentation of Coeliac disease
  • - Know when to suspect Coeliac disease
  • - Understand the testing process for Coeliac disease, including the common reasons for false negative results
  • - Understand that changes to testing due to the Covid-19 pandemic
Speakers
Charlie Andrews, GP partner and GPwER gastroenterology - St Chads surgery, Midsomer Norton, and RUH, Bath