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Multicenter Study on Season of Birth and Celiac Disease: Evidence for a New Theoretical Model of Pathogenesis

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether season of birth is associated with celiac disease (CD). STUDY DESIGN: We performed a medical record review of 1964 patients with biopsy-proven CD at 3 teaching hospitals (2 pediatric centers and 1 adult center) between 2000 and 2010. The first positive small intestinal biopsy result defined age of diagnosis. The observed […]

Mass Screening for Celiac Disease From the Perspective of Newly Diagnosed Adolescents and Their Parents

Background: Mass screening for celiac disease (CD) as a public health intervention is controversial. Prior to implementation, acceptability to the targeted population should be addressed. We aimed at exploring adolescents’ and parents’ experiences of having the adolescents’ CD detected through mass screening, and their attitudes towards possible future mass screening. Methods: All adolescents (n = […]

Incidence of Lymphoproliferative Disorders in Patients with Celiac Disease

Prior studies describe an increased incidence of lymphoma in celiac disease. However, few studies differentiate among lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs). Our aim was to determine incidences of LPD subtypes in celiac disease patients, describe patterns of celiac disease presentation in patients who develop LPD, and compare survival in patients with various LPD subtypes. We conducted a […]

FDA Preliminary Data on Arsenic in Rice and Rice Products

On Wednesday, September 20, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the release of preliminary data on sampling the agency had done to determine the presence of arsenic in rice and rice products. This news has generated concern within the celiac and gluten-intolerant communities as rice is the most common grain used in gluten-free products […]

Incidence and Risk of CD in a Healthy US Adult Population

OBJECTIVES: Celiac disease (CD) is an increasingly common disease that may affect as many as 1% of the North American population. Recent population-based data suggest a substantial increase in the prevalence of CD over the last several decades. Several factors are hypothesized as possible disease triggers including intercurrent illnesses, such as gastroenteritis, surgeries, and trauma. […]

Brain Abnormalities Common in Celiac Disease Patients

September 10, 2012 — Patients with celiac disease and neurologic symptoms have substantial structural and functional brain deficits as detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), British investigators have observed. Stuart Currie, PhD, and colleagues from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, found that patients with celiac disease and balance disturbances had significantly smaller cerebellar volumes […]

One of every 100 U.S. whites has celiac disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – One percent of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. – close to two million Americans – have celiac disease, but most are not aware they suffer the gluten-intolerance problem, according to a new study. The results back up earlier estimates of how common celiac disease is in the U.S. and Europe, […]

Closer to a Cure for Celiac Disease

Bana Jabri, MD, PhD, first became interested in celiac disease during her residency as a pediatrician in France. She was caring for children who suffered from severe intestinal inflammation that no one knew how to treat. Jabri realized that her clinical work was not enough. Since that time, Jabri has become one of the world’s […]