The prevalence of celiac disease in children and adolescents in Germany.

@article{Laass2015ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of celiac disease in children and adolescents in Germany.},
  author={Martin Walther Laass and Roma Schmitz and Holm H. Uhlig and K Zimmer and Michael Thamm and Sibylle Koletzko},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  year={2015},
  volume={112 33-34},
  pages={553-60}
}
BACKGROUND Untreated celiac disease is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Until now, no up-to-date figures have been available on the prevalence of celiac disease among children and adolescents in Germany, or on the percentage of undiagnosed cases. METHODS To estimate the prevalence of celiac disease, serum samples obtained from 2003 to 2006 from participants in the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) were studied for celiac… CONTINUE READING

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