Silent, undiagnosed celiac disease doesn't increase malignancy risk

05/10/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

People who have clinically silent unrecognized celiac disease and positive celiac disease antibody status don't have a higher risk of developing malignancies, according to a study of about 8,000 people in Finland. Overall, about 10% of participants developed a malignancy during the study period but the risk was not higher among those found to be celiac autoantibody-positive.

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