Why is coeliac disease endemic in the people of the Sahara?

@article{Catassi1999WhyIC,
  title={Why is coeliac disease endemic in the people of the Sahara?},
  author={C. Catassi and I. Ratsch and L. Gandolfi and R. Pratesi and L. Vizzoni},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1999},
  volume={354},
  pages={647-648}
}
  • C. Catassi, I. Ratsch, +2 authors L. Vizzoni
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • The prevalence of antiendomysial antibody (AEA) in 989 Saharawi children was 5.6%. Intestinal biopsies in a subsample confirmed that AEA is a marker of coellac disease in people living in a developing country. 
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