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Javaed, A. (2017). GENDER PREVALENCE IN CELIAC DISEASE. Advances in Basic Medical Sciences, 1(2). Retrieved from


Objective: There is no data showing which gender is predominantly affected by ce-

liac disease (CD) available from Pakistan. This study was aimed to determine which

gender is more affected by celiac disease.

Material and methods:

This cross sectional study was performed at Fatima Memo-rial Hospital, Lahore-Pakistan. 121 patients were recruited in the study according

to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Every patient went through upper gastro-

intestinal endoscopy, as duodenal biopsy is the gold standard of the diagnosis.

Histopathological evaluation was done according to Modified Marsh classifica-



Out of 121 patients, 14 were diagnosed to have celiac disease. Out of

14 patients 11 (78.5%) were females and 3 (21.5%) were males.


Females are predominantly associated with celiac disease with female to male ratio of3.6:1.



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