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dermatitis herpetiformis and celiac disease; any racial or ethnic data?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Celiac disease occurs primarily in whites of northern european ancestry.
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
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