The exact number of people who have celiac disease is not known. Newer screening tests have shown that many people with this condition have only mild symptoms or none at all. Because of this and the fact that some doctors may not consider celiac disease as a possible diagnosis when symptoms occur, the condition is now known to be more common than originally believed. About 1 in 100 people in the United States have celiac disease.1
Celiac disease is known to occur:
- American Gastroenterological Association (2006). AGA institute medical position statement on the diagnosis and management of celiac disease. Gastroenterology, 131(6): 1977–1980.
- NIH Consensus Statement on Celiac Disease, vol. 21, no. 1 (2004 June 28–30). Available online: http://consensus.nih.gov/2004/2004CeliacDisease118html.htm.
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