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Recent advances in celiac disease

DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i18.2259

Keywords: Inflammation , Infection , Malabsorption , Pathophysiology , Physiology

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Celiac disease now affects about one person in a hundred in Europe and North America. In this review, we consider a number of important and exciting recent developments, such as clinical associations, HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 predispositions, the concept of potential celiac disease, the use of new imaging/endoscopy techniques, and the development of refractory disease. This review will be of use to all internists, pediatricians and gastroenterologists.


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