Incidence of Coeliac Disease in the West of IrelandBr Med J 1973; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5855.703 (Published 24 March 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;1:703
- M. Mylotte,
- B. Egan-Mitchell,
- C. F. McCarthy,
- B. McNicholl
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.