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Management of Celiac Disease.

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By HASS SIDNEY VALENTINE. , M.D., and HASS MERRILL PATTERSON. , M.D. 188 pages; 24 X 16 cm. J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia: . 1951.. Price, $5.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(5):1161-1162. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-35-5-1161_2
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Although celiac disease is principally a disease of infancy and early childhood, the subject also concerns the adult internist in that the disease sometimes persists into adolescence or even early adult life, especially if poorly managed. Even if overcome earlier, the disease may leave some sequelae such as stunting of stature. The disease is quite similar to what the internist calls non-tropical sprue.

The authors are to be commended for emphasizing the probable importance of complex carbohydrates rather than fats in the pathogenesis and dietary management. The discussion, however, seems to overlook certain items which would tend to support the


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