Increased mortality rates in those with celiac disease are due to an increase especially, but not exclusively, in intestinal lymphomas. Also, other gastrointestinal cancers seem to be more frequent and contribute to an increased in the death rate for those with celiac disease. Fortunately, many see their increased rate of cancer decrease to that of… Read more »(Updated .)
How often is celiac disease diagnosed post-mortem?
Unfortunately, autopsies rarely check for the presence of celiac disease, so we cannot draw a statistically significant conclusion.(Updated .)
What do you mean when you say the mortality rate is higher for those with undiagnosed celiac disease?
We all have to die sooner or later, won’t we? What is meant by “increased mortality rate” is that in celiac individuals who do not follow a GFD, the life expectancy is shorter than expected.(Updated .)