Where is celiac disease coming from and why?

  title={Where is celiac disease coming from and why?},
  author={C. Catassi},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  volume={40 3},
  • C. Catassi
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
  • In 1975, Charlotte Anderson, in her classic textbook on Paediatric Gastroenterology, wrote that ‘‘The typical child with celiac disease is usually fair-haired and blueeyed.’’ (1). Pioneer epidemiologic studies apparently enforced the concept of the ‘‘white face of CD’’ by reporting the highest world incidence of celiac disease (CD) from Western Ireland, Austria and Sweden (2). Like snow in the sun, these views melted away in the light of the subsequent developments of CD epidemiology. Sensitive… CONTINUE READING
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