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University of Maryland Celiac Disease Prevalence Study for the USA - Progress Report - January 31, 1999

We have tested 1,579 samples as part of the Multicenter Serological Study for the prevalence of celiac disease in the United States. Our preliminary findings indicate a 5.8% positive finding of first degree relatives and a 3.2% positive finding of second degree

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relatives of celiacs. These findings are in the same range as were found in most of the European studies done in previous years. As we initially stated in our protocol, we will need to test a total of 45,000 blood samples. The six (6) regional centers have begun minimal screening of study participants. Now we need the necessary dollars to put the study into full operation. Blood testing, supplies, and shipping charges will increase significantly in direct proportion to the samples processed.

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