October 10, 2017
In this guest commentary,
Jocelyn Silvester, MD, PhD,
director of research for the Celiac Disease Program at Boston Children’s Hospital,
recaps some of the most impactful research presented at the International Celiac Disease Symposium held last month in New Delhi, India.
The 17th International Celiac Disease Symposium in New Delhi focused attention on celiac disease in an area of high prevalence, yet relatively low awareness. Globally, the seroprevalence of celiac disease associated antibodies is 1.4% and the prevalence of celiac disease is estimated to be 0.7% (0.8% in Asia). The prevalence is higher in children, which suggests that the population prevalence of celiac disease will continue to increase.