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Celiac Disease and COVID-19

Celiac disease is not considered to be an immunocompromised state in individuals, and in itself is not known to be a risk factor for severe disease.

Like everyone, individuals with celiac disease should exercise careful infection control practices, including “social distancing,” washing hands with soap and water frequently and for at least 20 seconds, and avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth. Patients with other medical conditions should refer to their provider for further disease specific guidance and to information provided by local health authorities.

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