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Coeliac disease and the risk of infections
  1. Julian RF Walters (julian.walters{at}imperial.ac.uk)
  1. Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    1. Kathleen B Bamford (k.bamford{at}imperial.ac.uk)
    1. Imperial College London, United Kingdom
      1. Subrata Ghosh (s.ghosh{at}ic.ac.uk)
      1. Imperial College London, United Kingdom

        Abstract

        Coeliac disease is increasingly easily diagnosed now that tissue transglutaminase IgA antibody assays are widely available and their use understood. As many patients have relatively mild or non-specific symptoms, and the population prevalence is about 1%, it is important to have a clear understanding of the frequency of the complications of the condition. This allows the impact of the diagnosis to be explained, and appropriate therapies in addition to a gluten-free diet to be given.

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