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Coeliac disease, splenic function, and malignancy
  1. D A F Robertson,
  2. C M Swinson,
  3. R Hall,
  4. M S Losowsky


    Blood films from 41 cases of coeliac disease complicated by malignancy were examined and evidence of hyposplenism found in 12 cases (29%). This is similar to the proportion of adult coeliacs without malignancy who have hypoplenism and it is concluded that impaired splenic function is not associated with the development of malignancy in coeliac disease.

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