High prevalence of coeliac disease in a population-based study from Western Australia: a case for screening?
Olynyk, J.K., Cullen, D.J., Vautier, G., Collett, J., Mallon, D. and Hovell, C.J. (2002) High prevalence of coeliac disease in a population-based study from Western Australia: a case for screening? Medical Journal of Australia, 176 (6). p. 298.
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In reply: We agree with Ryan that coeliac disease is common in the Australian community, with a prevalence of 1 in 250.1 Furthermore, all individuals positive for antiendomysial antibody who undergo small-bowel biopsy have typical features of coeliac disease.1 Clearly, there is a need to increase awareness relating to coeliac disease and determine appropriate screening strategies for our population.
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