COELIAC DISEASE IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA: time for a concerted approach to its epidemiology

A doença celíaca na América Central e do Sul: tempo para uma abordagem conjunta sobre sua epidemiologia

Affifa FARRUKH John Francis MAYBERRY About the authors

Central and South America offer an opportunity to resolve some of the current controversies that surround the epidemiology of celiac disease. Through a concerted action which brings together clinicians, researchers and patients there is an opportunity to establish robust data sets which will allow detailed analysis of environmental and genetic factors. In this review available data from the continent together with data from Spain and Italy are drawn together to give a current picture in the hope that it will stimulate further research.

Celiac disease; Epidemiology; Transients and migrants; Religion and Medicine; Blood donors

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