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One Percent of Italian Schoolchildren have Celiac Disease
In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease. In 1998 I foundedÂ The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore!, and I am the co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.View all articles by Scott Adams
Arch Dis Child 2004;89:499-501,512-515.
Celiac.com 09/12/2004 – According to a recent study by Italian researchers, about 1% of Italian schoolchildren have celiac disease. The scientists screened blood samples taken from 3,188 schoolchildren aged 6 to 12 years for the presence of tissue Transglutaminase (tTG). The results showed that 33 tested positive for tTG, and of those 30 were verified by follow-up biopsies, and 3 refused biopsies but also tested positive for celiac disease-related antibodies and celiac disease-associated HLA DQ2-8. Out of the 33 who tested positive only 12 had symptoms.
The researchers believe that the subsequent treatment of these children will likely help them to avoid future autoimmune disorders associated with untreated celiac disease. They also believe that because tTG screening is less expensive and more accurate than other forms of celiac disease screening, it should be used in the future for all mass-screening programs. They conclude that future mass screening programs deserve careful consideration.
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