Celiac disease during pregnancy: To screen or not to screen?

Rachel Pope, Eyal Sheiner

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Permanent intolerance to gluten, known as celiac disease, affects both fertility and pregnancy outcomes when left untreated. Recent research on celiac disease and reproduction urge increased screening for celiac disease. While this may be beneficial for couples facing idiopathic infertility or those from particular risk groups, screening involves its own risks and expenses, and has not been consistently proven effective for the general population while pregnant. The present editorial discusses the potential advantages and disadvantages of screening during pregnancy and examines when screening may be helpful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Autoimmune
  • Celiac disease
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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