Prevalence of celiac disease among blood donors in Brazil

  title={Prevalence of celiac disease among blood donors in Brazil},
  author={Lenora Gandolfi and Riccardo Pratesi and Jose Carlos C{\'o}rdoba and Pedro Lu{\'i}z Tauil and Maurizio Gasparin and Carlo Catassi},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVE:There are no studies on the prevalence of celiac disease (CD) in either Brazil or, as far as we know, South America. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of CD in healthy blood donors in the city of Brasilia, Brazil.METHODS:Sera were obtained, independently of age and gender, from an unselected group of 2045 blood donors attending the Hematological Center of Brasilia. An IgG antigliadin antibody (AGA) test was used as a first-level screening step, followed by IgA-AGA… CONTINUE READING


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