Does coeliac condition have to be monitored?

Does coeliac condition have to be monitored?

After one to two years of the diet, no further tests are necessary.

Monitoring is recommended to prevent deficiencies or complications from developing and to check that the gluten-free diet is being adhered to (indication of how well a coeliac sufferer has incorporated the diet plan into his/her life). As a rule, follow-up examinations are recommended three months and one year after diagnosis. The following annual examinations are then recommended throughout the patient's life:

  • Clinical examinations: weight, height, BMI, whether the patient has reached puberty (if the patient is a child), general sense of well-being
  • Laboratory: testing for endomysial IgA antibodies or tissue transglutaminase IGA, blood count and any further tests depending on the symptoms
  • Dietary advice

Biopsy tests are recommended if the patient has not suffered any complications and if the patient is 3+ years old when diagnosed.