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Br Med J. 1973 March 24; 1(5855): 703–705.
PMCID: PMC1588876

Incidence of Coeliac Disease in the West of Ireland


During an 11-year period the incidence of coeliac disease presenting in children in the West of Ireland has been found to be 1 in 597. When allowance is made for presentation of the disease in adult life the incidence may be as high as 1 in 303. These figures are much higher than those reported for Britain.

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