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Lancet. 1999 Aug 21;354(9179):647-8.

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

Abstract

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.

PMID:
10466670
DOI:
10.1016/s0140-6736(99)02609-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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