Celiac disease among young children nearly tripled in UK since 1993

January 23, 2015 6:59 PM

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Clinical diagnoses of celiac disease among children older than 2 years have increased nearly threefold during the past 2 decades in the United Kingdom, primarily in less socioeconomically deprived areas, according to new research data.

Aiming to identify socioeconomic variations of clinical diagnosis of pediatric celiac disease, researchers from the United Kingdom identified all children aged 0 to 18 years registered with a general practice that contributed to a large population-based database (The Health Improvement Network) betw...

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