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.
|Translated title of the contribution||How many sufferers of coeliac disease are there?|
|Journal||Medico e Bambino|
|Issue number||7 SUPPL.|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 30 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health