Quanti sono i celiaci?

Translated title of the contribution: How many sufferers of coeliac disease are there?

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Analysis of a series of population studies, undertaken with serological tests and checked with biopsies: 13,145 in the USA (anti-endomysium antibodies); prevalence in children, 1: 320; children with symptoms, 1:25; in adults, 1:149; adults with symptoms, 1:68; 1st degree relatives of CD patients, 1:21. 3,188 schoolchildren in Trieste, Italy (transglutaminase): prevalence of 1:96. Pernambuco, Brazil (anti-transglutaminase antibodies): prevalence in children hospitalised for various pathologies 1:21. Coeliac disease is today the most widespread genetic illness in children.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)15-16+8
JournalMedico e Bambino
Issue number7 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - Sep 30 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Berti, I. (2002). Quanti sono i celiaci? Medico e Bambino, 21(7 SUPPL.), 15-16+8.