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Why Is Coeliac Disease Endemic in the People of the Sahara?

Why Is Coeliac Disease Endemic in the People of the Sahara?

C Catassi et al. Lancet.

Abstract

The prevalence of antiendomysial antibody (AEA) in 989 Saharawi children was 5.6%. Intestinal biopsies in a subsample confirmed that AEA is a marker of coellac disease in people living in a developing country.

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