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Celiac Disease Research News: Children and Teens


Multiple courses of antibiotics may play role in celiac disease development for at-risk children, study finds

If a child at risk for celiac disease is prescribed antibiotics multiple times, it may increase the chance that celiac disease will develop, according to a new study. Antibiotics were tied to an increase in a protein that loosens the connection between cells in the intestine. In the future, tests for that protein might be used to determine who is likely to develop celiac disease.


More children, fewer adults being diagnosed with celiac disease

The incidence rate of celiac disease has increased over the past two decades, largely driven by diagnosis of children from six to ten years old, according to a study based on Minnesota electronic health records and presented at Digestive Disease Week.

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