A national prospective study on childhood celiac disease in the Netherlands 1993-2000: an increasing recognition and a changing clinical picture.

@article{Steens2005ANP,
  title={A national prospective study on childhood celiac disease in the Netherlands 1993-2000: an increasing recognition and a changing clinical picture.},
  author={Remy F R Steens and Cassandra G D S Csizmadia and Elvira K George and Maarten K Ninaber and Remy A Hira Sing and Mar{\'i}a Luisa Mearin},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={147 2},
  pages={239-43}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate prospectively whether the incidence of diagnosed celiac disease (CD) is increasing in the Netherlands and whether the clinical presentation is changing. STUDY DESIGN All newly diagnosed cases of CD throughout the Netherlands were registered prospectively from 1993 to 2000. The clinical picture was compared with that noted in our former study (1975-1990). RESULTS The overall incidence rate of CD was 0.81/1000 live births, with a linear increase from 1993 to 2000… CONTINUE READING

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