What is it about?
Celiac disease is a genetic disease affecting people of all ages, resulting in small intestine enteropathy. It is considered to be a clinical chameleon. Average prevalence of celiac disease is 1 out of 100 people with data indicating the risk may be as high as 22% for those with first-degree relatives with the disease. Eighty-three percent of people with celiac disease may be undiagnosed. Average duration to diagnosis is 10years. Data indicate that there is a lack of consensus regarding diagnostics and symptomatology. A clinical decision support system (CDSS) was developed using Exsys Corvid for expert analysis (CD-CDSS). The CD-CDSS was divided into symptoms and manifestations with 80 points of navigation, and a serology section.
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Why is it important?
With the average time to diagnosis being 10 years and 83% of those with the disease potentially being undiagnosed, it is critical to obtain a prompt diagnosis. A celiac disease risk estimation and decision-making expert system was successfully developed and evaluated by medical professionals, with 100% agreeing that this CD-CDSS is medically accurate and can guide health care professionals through the diagnostic process.
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This page is a summary of: Physician Review of a Celiac Disease Risk Estimation and Decision-Making Expert System, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, May 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/07315724.2019.1608477.
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