Seroprevalence of celiac disease among United Arab Emirates healthy adult nationals: a gender disparity.

@article{AbuZeid2014SeroprevalenceOC,
  title={Seroprevalence of celiac disease among United Arab Emirates healthy adult nationals: a gender disparity.},
  author={Yousif Ali Abu-Zeid and Waheeba S Jasem and Benjamin Lebwohl and P. R. Green and Gehad E.B. Elghazali},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 42},
  pages={15830-6}
}
AIM To determine celiac disease (CD) prevalence and associated manifestations or risk factors in healthy adult Emiratis. METHODS It is a cross-sectional prospective study, recruiting 1197 (573 women and 624 men) healthy Emiratis between September 2007 and April 2008 among those who went to Al Ain Hospital to undertake the prenuptial examination. Test for anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTG) IgA antibodies was used for CD diagnosis. Subjects with positive results in the anti tTG antibodies assay… CONTINUE READING