The prevalence of celiac disease in average-risk and at-risk Western European populations: a systematic review.

@article{Dube2005ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of celiac disease in average-risk and at-risk Western European populations: a systematic review.},
  author={Catherine A. Dube and Alaa Rostom and Richmond Sy and Ann Cranney and Navaaz Saloojee and Chantelle M. Garritty and Margaret Sampson and Li Zhang and Fatemeh Maleknejad Yazdi and Vasil Mamaladze and Irene Pan and J. Munroe MacNeil and David Mack and Dilip Patel and David Moher},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={128 4 Suppl 1},
  pages={S57-67}
}
Until recently, celiac disease (CD) was felt to be a rare disease in the United States. The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the prevalence of CD in general Western populations and in populations at high risk for CD. Standard systematic review methodology was used. A literature search was conducted in MEDLINE (1966 to October 2003) and EMBASE (1974 to December 2003) databases. Qualitative and quantitative prevalence estimates were produced after assessing study… CONTINUE READING