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Link Between Celiac Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Previous studies report a possible association between IBD and celiac disease; however, this link is controversial.

Using the search terms “inflammatory bowel disease” and “celiac disease,” researchers identified initially 1525 publications. In total 27 studies met inclusion criteria. Proportions and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for the prevalence of IBD in celiac disease and vice versa were compared with published prevalence rates for the respective geographic regions.

It was concluded that the data is consistent with the notion that celiac disease is a risk factor for IBD and to lesser degree patients with IBD have an increased risk of celiac disease.

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Posted on: March 22 2019

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