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Malignancy in relatives of patients with coeliac disease.
  1. P L Stokes,
  2. P Prior,
  3. T M Sorahan,
  4. R J McWalter,
  5. J A Waterhouse,
  6. W T Cooke


    A survey of 1329 relatives of 139 patients with coeliac disease demonstrated an overall increase of cancer deaths particularly in women, but this did not quite reach 5 percent significance in men. Evidence is insufficient to determine whether this was due to the occurrence of cancer in relatives with undetected coeliac disease or to the operation of independent factors.

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