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Incidence of Coeliac Disease in the West of Ireland

Br Med J 1973; 1 doi: (Published 24 March 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;1:703
  1. M. Mylotte,
  2. B. Egan-Mitchell,
  3. C. F. McCarthy,
  4. 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.