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Coeliac disease has emerged as a public health problem. The aim of the present study was to analyse trends in the occurrence of symptomatic coeliac disease in Swedish children from 1973 to 1997, and to explore any temporal relationship to changes in infant dietary patterns. We established a population-based prospective incidence register of coeliac disease(More)
Among 771 children (381 Swedish and 390 Danish) investigated between 1972 and 1989 because of suspected celiac disease (CD), 179 proved to have the disease. Surprisingly only 24 CD patients were found among the Danish children, compared with 155 in the Swedish group, despite the close ethnic, geographical, and cultural background of the two populations. The(More)
A survey of the incidence of coeliac disease was carried out by asking all 43 paediatric departments in Sweden to report the number of children born between 1978 and 1987 in whom coeliac disease had been diagnosed. Thirty-four departments representing a population of 7.18 million reported 1944 cases of coeliac disease among 804,935 children born between(More)
AIM To disclose the prevalence of adult "silent" coeliac disease in Denmark and Sweden. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN 1573 Danish and 1866 Swedish healthy blood donors were screened for the presence of serum anti-gliadin antibodies (AGA) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. AGA-positive serum samples were further analysed for IgA anti-endomysium antibodies (EmA)(More)
  • B Cavell
  • Acta paediatrica Scandinavica
  • 1979
The gastric emptying of meals of human milk and infant formula was studied in 11 healthy preterm (AGA) infants at a postnatal age of 1-9 weeks corresponding to 33-38 weeks of gestational age. A total of 30 studies were performing using a marker dilution technique. Gastric emptying of meals of human milk followed a biphasic emptying pattern with an initial(More)