Where is celiac disease coming from and why?

@article{Catassi2005WhereIC,
  title={Where is celiac disease coming from and why?},
  author={Carlo Catassi},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={
          279-82
        }
}
  • C. Catassi
  • Published 1 March 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… 

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