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Celiac disease is a common genetic autoimmune disorder that presents itself as an intolerance to gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. It occurs in one out of every 133 people in the US (nearly 3 million people), but many remain undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed with IBS. Symptoms can include diarrhea, failure to grow (children), anemia, weight loss, osteoporosis, abdominal distension and irritability.
This free screening if offered to anyone with family members diagnosed with celiac, or anyone diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or with other autoimmune diseases.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 5th, 2011
Place: Cabell Huntington Hospital
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: FREE, but pre-registration is required due to a limited number of tests.
Please pre-register by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 304-757-0696.