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how common is celiac disease?

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Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
1:133: Average risk of celiac is 1:133 in the us. If there is a family history of celiac then the risk increases.
Answered on May 15, 2014
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Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Somewhat: Numbers range from 1 in 100 to 1 in 1000.
Answered on Oct 17, 2015

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