Population seroprevalence of celiac disease in urban areas of Peru

Authors

  • Katherine Baldera Escuela de Tecnología Médica de la Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Licenciada en Tecnología Médica, especialidad de Laboratorio Clínico
  • David Chaupis-Meza Escuela de Tecnología Médica de la Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. bachiller en Tecnología Médica
  • César Cárcamo Unidad de Epidemiología, ETS y VIH de la Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. médico, doctor en Epidemiología http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2495-2490
  • King Holmes School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, EE. UU. médico, doctor en Microbiología
  • Patricia García Unidad de Epidemiología, ETS y VIH de la Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. médico, doctora en Medicina http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3874-2256

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2020.371.4507

Keywords:

Celiac Disease, Seroprevalence, Seroepidemiologic Studies, Transglutaminases

Abstract

The objective of the study was to determine the seroprevalence of celiac disease (CD) in urban areas of Peru using a population-based sample. A random sample of women and men 18 to 29 years old from 26 cities in Peru was screened. An anti-tissue transglutaminase IgA kit was used for the detection of CD. Results higher than 20 AU / ml were considered positive. The weighted prevalence of celiac disease was 1.2% (CI 95%: 0.0% - 2.4%), thus the estimated number of people living with CD in Peru was 341,783. CD prevalence in Peru is similar to the world average.

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Published

2020-03-23

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Section

Brief Report

How to Cite

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Baldera K, Chaupis-Meza D, Cárcamo C, Holmes K, García P. Population seroprevalence of celiac disease in urban areas of Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2020 Mar. 23 [cited 2024 Apr. 17];37(1):63-6. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/4507