Nationwide study of childhood celiac disease incidence over a 35-year period in Estonia

  title={Nationwide study of childhood celiac disease incidence over a 35-year period in Estonia},
  author={Krista Ress and Katrin Luts and Tiina R{\"a}go and Heti Pisarev and Oivi Uibo},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
The aims of the study were to analyze the trends and characteristics of the incidence and clinical presentation of childhood celiac disease (CD) from 1976 to 2010 in Estonia. The study included all children up to 19 years of age diagnosed with small bowel biopsy proven CD. During a 35-year period, CD was diagnosed in 152 children in Estonia (68 boys, median age 2.3 years). From 1976 to 1980, the age-standardized incidence rate of CD was 0.10 per 100,000 person-years. After the introduction of… CONTINUE READING
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