INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION:
Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic autoimmune disorder in which ingestion of gluten (a group of proteins
in wheat, rye, and barley). propagation of CD is approximately 0.5 to 1% in general population.1 The true propagation of CD in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is not known due to lack of a national epidemiological study, but regional data shows that it is a common disorder in this part of the world.
The purpose of the study was diagnosis including serological tests characterize the clinical presentation and histopathological findings using Marsh grading in children with CD.
Methods:
All children with a diagnosis of CD from January 2009 to January 2015 at a private tertiary
care hospital, Suleman Al-Habib Medical Group, Riyadh, KSA were studied retrospectively.
The data was collected from electronic records of patients using search terms: celiac disease, gluten sensitive enteropathy ,chronic diarrhea, malabsorption, and small intestinal biopsies. Only children under the age of 18 years were included
Categorical data were summarized as numbers and percentages, whereas continuous data were summarized as mean and standard deviation.

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