Mortality in Patients with Celiac Disease


CELIAC disease
GASTROINTESTINAL system -- Diseases
Geographic Terms:EUROPE

Abstract:Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by ingestion of gluten-containing foods. Epidemiologic studies dating from the 1950s established its association with gastrointestinal malignancies, particularly small bowel lymphoma. Corrao et al. recently demonstrated that patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of mortality. Further, this risk is directly related to compliance with a gluten-free diet. Continued research is needed regarding the development of malignant complications related to celiac disease. Key Words: celiac disease, autoimmune disorder, gluten, small-bowel lymphoma.

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