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Celiac disease linked to early life infections

June 21, 2017

The risk for developing celiac disease was increased in children who had a gastrointestinal or respiratory infection during their first year of life, especially among those with multiple GI infections, according to the results of a German study.

“Our data do not allow a conclusion whether the observed associations are causal or are based on changes in the microbiome or specific immune responses,” Andreas Beyerlein, PhD, of the Institute of Diabetes Research at Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the German Center for Diabetes Research, said in a press release. “However, it seems that the increased risk of celiac disease is associated with a permanent inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract in early childhood and is not caused by a specific viral or bacterial pathogen.”

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