Is There an Association Between Eosinophilic Oesophagitis and Celiac (Coeliac) Disease?

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The relationship between eosinophilic oesophagitis, EoE, (an inflamed esophagus) and auto-immune celiac, CD, (coeliac) disease remains controversial, with studies yielding varied results.

In a study from Spain, researchers set out to determine if there is an association between the two conditions.  “The aim of this study was to evaluate, assess, and quantify the association between EoE and CD by conducting a systematic review of the literature on the relationship of the two disorders in both children and adults, including an evaluation of the efficacy of a gluten-free diet (GFD) in inducing EoE remission among coeliac patients.”

Conclusions: “While a lack of valid studies prevents us from completely ruling out a true association between EoE and CD, currently available evidence does not support this hypothesis. Indeed, the only epidemiological study with sufficient validity points to the independence of both diseases.”

To read the complete study details visit here.

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