No link between gluten introduction, infections in children

03/5/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

A study found that children who had an infection or gastroenteritis at the time that food containing gluten was introduced in their diet did not have an increased risk of celiac disease. Researchers said, however, because celiac disease often is diagnosed in adulthood, screening and longer follow-up are needed to see whether there is any connection between infections and celiac disease.

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