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Common disease unnoticed

8th May 2007

Sufferers of the UK's ''most under diagnosed, common chronic condition'' are going an average of 13 years unaware they have it, research published today shows.

 

One in 100 people suffer from Coeliac disease, an auto-immune disease caused by intolerance to gluten which inflames the intestine. And yet scientists at the University of Oxford found that those polled made up to 28 visits to their GP before they were given a blood test to diagnose the problem. 

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Title: Common disease unnoticed
Author: Anne Waller
Article Id: 2761
Date Added: 8th May 2007

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