Celiac disease patients face greater risk of lymphoma, study finds

08/5/2013 | HealthDay News · MedPage Today (free registration)

The annual incidence of lymphoma among people with celiac disease was almost three times greater than the general population's rate, according to a study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers looked at more than 7,600 patients with celiac disease and found that the annual risk for those whose follow-up biopsies indicated intestinal damage was about 102 lymphoma cases among 100,000 people, compared with 31.5 among 100,000 for patients with healed intestines.

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