2011-12-19 20:30:15 UTC

Celiac Disease Increases Renal Disease Risk

Dec. 19, 2011

Individuals with biopsy-verified celiac disease suffer increased risk of subsequent end-stage renal disease.

The prevalence of end-stage renal disease is increasing worldwide. Although increased levels of celiac disease auto-antibodies are often seen in renal disease, the importance of biopsy-verified celiac disease for the risk of future end-stage renal disease is unclear. A study published in Gut indicates that individuals with biopsy-verified celiac disease suffer increased risk of subsequent end-stage renal disease.

Gut 2012; 61: 64-68

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