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Coeliac disease – a retrospective and prospective view

@inproceedings{Barbari2008CoeliacD,
  title={Coeliac disease – a retrospective and prospective view},
  author={Irena Barbari{\'c}},
  year={2008}
}
Coeliac disease or gluten entheropathy is the lifelong gluten intolerance. Gluten is a protein contained within some cereals (wheat, rye and barley). In some areas of the world coeliac disease affects about 1% of general population. The rate of patients recognized with celiac disease depends mostly on novel diagnostic serologic tests but also on the awareness of health care providers that unspecific and very different signs and symptoms can indicate the diagnosis of this disease. In genetically… 

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