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LOL I was searching on Google for that answer ! right now ! if any1 plz help ?
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The pathogenesis of hyposplenism in celiac disease is unknown which means they will not ask you about it.

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  • Extreme thrombocytosis as a sign of coeliac disease in the elderly: case report. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2002;14(8):897.
    PMID 12172415
  • On the pathogenesis and clinical course of mesenteric lymph node cavitation and hyposplenism in coeliac disease. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2002;17(3):192.
    PMID 12049314
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