Epidemiology of Celiac Disease in Iran: A Review

@inproceedings{Nejad2011EpidemiologyOC,
  title={Epidemiology of Celiac Disease in Iran: A Review},
  author={Mohammad Rostami Rostami Nejad and Kamran Rostami and M. H. Emami and M R Zali and Reza Malekzadeh},
  booktitle={Middle East journal of digestive diseases},
  year={2011}
}
Celiac disease (CD) was traditionally believed to be a chronic enteropathy, almost exclusively affecting people of European origin. Celiac disease is the permanent intolerance to dietary gluten, the major protein component of wheat. The availability of new, simple, very sensitive and specific serological tests has shown that CD is as common in Middle Eastern countries as in Europe, Australia and New Zealand where the major dietary staple is wheat. A high prevalence of CD has been found in Iran… CONTINUE READING
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