Celiac disease has been seen in 0.7 percent of biopsies worldwide. Biopsies are obtained during an upper endoscopy from the duodenum. The prevalence in Europe and Oceania was 0.8 percent. The prevalence decreases in this order: Asia, Africa, North America, South America. (Source) This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Click on Schedule at the top of the page to schedule an appointment.
-Dr. Joseph K. Sunny, Jr. MD. Gastroenterologist in Miami, Florida.