Many diseases with unknown etiology may be caused by unidentified viruses. Sequence-independent amplification revealed a new astrovirus, similar to VA1, in a 4-year-old male diagnosed with celiac disease. This expands the geographic range of this virus to include Europe and may associate astrovirus infection with the onset of celiac disease. Copyright,
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Smits, S., van Leeuwen, M., Eijck, A., Fraaij, P., Escher, J., Simon, J., & Osterhaus, A. (2010). Human astrovirus infection in a patient with new-onset celiac disease. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(9), 3416–3418. doi:10.1128/JCM.01164-10