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Table 3 Malabsorption

From: Clinical benefit of gluten-free diet in screen-detected older celiac disease patients

  Reference values At the diagnosis After gluten-free diet p-value
   Mean Range Mean Range  
Blood hemoglobin M: 13.4-16.7 g/dl 14.1 11.6-16.4 14.3 11.9-16.0 0.225
  F: 11.7-15.5 g/dl 13.8 12.0-15.6 13.3 10.7-16.1 0.019
Serum iron 10-34 μmol/l 17 5-28 19 9-40 0.280
Serum ferritin M: 20-275 μg/l 46 5-177 120 7-351 0.004
  F: 7-205 μg/l 33 5-78 83 7-351 0.001
Serum vitamin B12 150-740 pmol/l 275 110-542 355 142-739 0.018
Erythrocyte folic acid 180-845 nmol/l 290 88-662 403 108-1292 0.058
Serum vitamin D25 22-103 nmol/l 45 15-77 64 29-97 < 0.001
Plasma phosphorus 0.71-1.53 mmol/l 0.94 0.59-1.19 0.93 0.72-1.24 0.382
Serum vitamin A 1.0-3.0 μmol/l 2.2 1.1-3.3 2.0 1.0-2.5 0.025
Serum vitamin E 12-48 μmol/l 30 10-42 35 25-65 0.005
Serum ionized calcium 1.15-1.30 mmol/l 1.23 1.15-1.33 1.22 1.15-1.32 0.049
  1. Malabsorption parameters at the diagnosis and after gluten-free diet in 32 screen-detected older celiac disease patients. Some of the patients received also vitamin or iron supplements, see the text.