Coeliac Australia advocates for the over 340,000 Australians with coeliac disease. Over 80% of them are currently undiagnosed. Untreated coeliac disease can cause long-term health complications including osteoporosis and some cancers.

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Role of pathology in coeliac disease

Blood tests and biopsies performed by pathology can effectively diagnose coeliac disease. The condition can then be managed by adopting a gluten-free diet. Accurate diagnosis of coeliac disease is essential for improving the quality of life of people with coeliac disease.

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Erin’s story



Dr Erin Murphy, an emergency registrar based in Bendigo, knows professionally and personally the importance of pathology in diagnosing and treating patients. Erin has coeliac disease, a condition where the body produces an inappropriate immune reaction to gluten which causes inflammation and damage to the small intestine.

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