Prevalence of celiac disease antibodies in students

  • 24 Mar 2023
  • Ongoing Research - Pharmacy

Wafa Habbal and Alaa Oraige


Post Graduate Studies & Research Council Meeting No. 4, 6/3/2023

Date of Acceptance


Celiac disease prevalence in Syrian asymptomatic individuals has already been estimated about two decades ago.[6] Recently published studies indicate a huge increase in the global incidence of celiac disease.[7] The use of more sensitive and specific markers, and the better understanding of the clin­ical forms of the disease, might have increased the number of diagnosed patients.[8] In addition to serological screening in a group of students at the Arab International University, celiac disease will be assessed in view of hematological manifestations and HLA-DQ genotypes.