Celiac Clinic is one of Soroush Salamat Medical Company clinics’ which work together with Iranian celiac association in order to diagnose, treat and follow up patients with Celiac disease.
Celiac disease (a severe, even fatal chronic systemic allergic reaction to wheat gluten, rye and barely) known as the "disease with a thousand faces", can manifest in many different ways in different people, Despite the high prevalence (about 1%) of this disease, due to affecting many organs and systems of the body and its notorious popularity (disease with a thousand faces), sometimes can’t be diagnosed or treated appropriately. Irreversible complications of the disease, including cancers, cirrhosis and liver failure, osteoporosis and bone fractures, malnutrition, hormonal and growth defects, infertility, blindness, alopecia areata and hair loss, and sometimes death, makes it vital to diagnose the disease early.
What is warring is that celiac disease diagnosed in less than 10% of the cases and a small proportion of diagnosed patients (10%) receive proper care and follow gluten-free diet. And what is important is that timely diagnosis will improve the longevity and quality of lives of patients with celiac disease.
Poursina Hakim celiac clinic is the first specialized treatment center for diagnosis, treatment and care for Patients with celiac disease. This clinic starts its mission from 2001 due to the concern of Professor Emami (Poursina Hakim founder), of community physicians' lack of knowledge regarding celiac disease that led to misdiagnosis and incidence of disease related complications. Currently this clinic operates as a referral diagnostic center for refractory celiac disease in whole country.
The Poursina Hakim Celiac clinic formed a comprehensive health record system in order to register all referred patient from different parts of country.
Following the clinical and epidemiological researches carried out at Poursina Hakim celiac clinic, and the holding of educational courses for the community's physicians over the past years, awareness about this disease is increased and more cases have been diagnosed each year.
In addition to Iran celiac central clinic in Isfahan, the Gastroenterologists in the other cities, as representatives of celiac society operate under the guidance and support of Professor Emami to diagnose and treat new cases of Celiac disease in Iran.
The iceberg of celiac disease is even more pronounced for the officials of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran, and despite the fact that in 2001 celiac disease was considered as a low prevalence and insignificance disease by medical universities, following the efforts of the Poursina Hakim Celiac Clinic, And educational activities (community, patient and professional education) since 2016 medical universities of Iran began to equipping university medical centers with diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy services and registering patient records system.