Adult coeliac disease within a defined area in Sweden: A study of prevalence and associated diseases
1988 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, ISSN 0036-5521, Vol. 23, no 8, 1000-1004 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An epidemiologic study of coeliac disease in a geographically defined area of Sweden showed that the prevalence was 95.5/105 inhabitants aged 15 years or more. The highest prevalence, 178/105 inhabitants, was found in the age group 65-74 years. The lowest prevalence, 39/105 inhabitants, was found in patients aged 15-24 years. Among the associated diseases an especially high incidence of associated thyroid disease was observed: thyrotoxicosis occurred in 5.0% and hypothyroidism in 5.8% of the patients.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1988. Vol. 23, no 8, 1000-1004 p.
Coeliac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, epidemiology, thyroid disease
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13985DOI: 10.3109/00365528809090160OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13985DiVA: diva2:22386