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Practice A Patient’s Journey

Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 30 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7982
  1. Anonymous, patient1,
  2. Kamran Rostami, consultant physician2,
  3. Sabine Hogg-Kollars, PhD student3
  1. 1Worcester, UK
  2. 2Department of Gastroenterology, Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, Stafford, UK
  3. 3School of Cancer Sciences, Department of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to: K Rostami kamran.rostami{at}
  • Accepted 23 October 2012


This patient reflects on his 20 years of unexplained ill health with multiple symptoms before a chance conversation in an internet chat room led to his initial self diagnosis


  • This is one of a series of occasional articles by patients about their experiences that offer lessons to doctors. The BMJ welcomes contributions to the series. Please contact Peter Lapsley ( for guidance.

  • Competing interests: All authors declare no support from any organisation for the submitted work; no financial relationships with any organisations that might have an interest in the submitted work in the previous three years; no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.

  • Provenance and peer review: Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.

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