Categorized: Abstracts & Presentations, Gastroenterology
Low Prevalence of Villous Atrophy (Marsh 3) in Duodenal Biopsies from Americans of East Asian and Hispanic Ancestry and High Prevalence in Northern Indians
East Asian countries have historically reported low prevalences of celiac disease (CD). Data from Latin America are more varied, but rates similar to those found in Europe and the United States (US) are often cited. The prevalence of CD in India appears to vary by region, with Northern regions similar to Europe and the United States, and lower prevalences in Southern regions.
A recent analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey suggested that in the United States the prevalence of CD is much higher in Caucasians than in Hispanics. It is unclear whether these data are applicable to symptomatic U.S. residents of non-Caucasian origin undergoing endoscopy.
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