AuthorZink, Erin Elizabeth
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractOne in 133 Americans has celiac disease and an unknown number have an intolerance to gluten, an abnormal response to the ingestion of gluten. With the average length of diagnosis ranging from 7 to 11 years, people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance often live in a state of malnutrition for years before diagnosis and treatment. Currently, the only treatment currently for celiac disease or gluten intolerance is lifelong adherence to a gluten-free diet. The purpose of this paper is to review pertinent research related to the role of the nurse in the diagnosis and management of the spectrum of gluten sensitivity at both the registered nurse and advanced practice nurse level.
Degree ProgramHonors College