The risk of contracting COVID-19 is not increased in patients with celiac disease
- Zhen, J; Stefanolo, JP; Temprano, MP; Tedesco, S; Seiler, C; Caminero, AF; Enrique, de-Madaria; Huguet, MM; Vivas, S; Niveloni, SI; Bercik, P; Smecuol, E; Uscanga, L; Trucco, E; Lopez, V; Olano, C; Mansueto, P; Carroccio, A; Green, PHR; Day, A; Tye-Din, J; Bai, JC; Ciacci, C; Verdu, E; Lebwohl, B; Pinto-Sanchez, MI;
Publication Year 2021-10-12, Volume 19, Issue #2, Page 391-393
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- Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
- The World Health Organization declared coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) a global pandemic in March 2020. Since then, there are more than 34 million cases of COVID-19 leading to more than 1 million deaths worldwide. Numerous studies suggest that celiac disease (CeD), a chronic immune-mediated gastrointestinal condition triggered by gluten, is associated with an increased risk of respiratory infections.(1-3) However, how it relates to the risk of COVID-19 is unknown. To address this gap, we conducted a cross-sectional study to evaluate whether patients with self-reported CeD are at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19.
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