Categorized: Celiac Disease Associations

Is arthritis associated with celiac disease?

The connection between inflammation of the GI tract and arthritis is quite complex. It’s true that for most children with celiac, the arthritis will improve with the removal of gluten, but not always. The complication is that the incidence of celiac disease is increased in children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)  as compared to other… Read more »

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Is amenorrhea associated with celiac disease?

Once your nutritional status is replenished through adherence to a strict, gluten-free diet, amenorrhea should disappear. However, it must be noted that amenorrhea may co-exist with celiac disease, not as a result of it, so a gluten-free diet may not resolve the problem.

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Is Palilalia a symptom of celiac disease in children?

Palilalia can be a symptom of Tourette syndrome, obsessive/compulsive disorder, autism and neurological diseases such as a stroke, but it has not been reported in children with celiac disease, as far as we know.

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Is hepatitis associated with celiac disease?

There are two forms of hepatitis associated with celiac: A specific “celiac hepatitis” with mild elevation of AST, ALT and nothing else Autoimmune hepatitis. Thus, celiac disease has no association with hepatitis B, which is a parenterally transmitted hepatitis.

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Can celiac disease affect your teeth?

Dental abnormalities have been described in patients with celiac disease, such as horizontal grooves, defects in enamel color and large enamel pits.

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Can you lose your teeth from prolonged celiac disease?

This is unusual, though it could possibly occur as a consequence of severe and prolonged malnutrition. Dental abnormalities have been described in patients with celiac disease, such as horizontal grooves, defects in enamel color and large enamel pits being the most common.

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Why is celiac disease associated with neuropathy?

There are a number of possible reasons for the association of celiac disease and neuropathy: A nutritional deficiency due to malabsorption. Deficiency of some vitamins (especially B12, B6 and E), and metals (especially copper) are well known to cause a peripheral neuropathy. Patients who have one autoimmune disease are predisposed to another autoimmune disorder more… Read more »

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