Striking differences in the incidence of childhood celiac disease between Denmark and Sweden: a plausible explanation.

@article{Weile1995StrikingDI,
  title={Striking differences in the incidence of childhood celiac disease between Denmark and Sweden: a plausible explanation.},
  author={Birgitte Weile and B Cavell and Kerstin Nivenius and Peter Andreas Krasilnikoff},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={1995},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={64-8}
}
Among 771 children (381 Swedish and 390 Danish) investigated between 1972 and 1989 because of suspected celiac disease (CD), 179 proved to have the disease. Surprisingly only 24 CD patients were found among the Danish children, compared with 155 in the Swedish group, despite the close ethnic, geographical, and cultural background of the two populations. The Swedish CD children were diagnosed at an earlier age than the Danish children (mean, 1.5 vs. 5.5 years). The symptoms of the Swedish… CONTINUE READING

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