The risk of contracting COVID-19 is not increased in patients with celiac disease
Publication Year 2021-10-12, Volume 19, Issue #2, Page 391-393
Journal Title
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.
WEHI Research Division(s)
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