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November 10th, 2013

Celiac Disease and Risk of Lymphoma

By Brent Westra

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses a recent article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that examined the risk of lymphoma in people with celiac disease and whether or not the healing of a patient's intestine predicted this risk.

Two key takeaways of this study mentioned by Dr. Murray include:

  1. Healing is not universal in people with celiac disease. While there are many factors that could contribute to this, perhaps as many as 50-60% of people do not heal their intestine by two years after going on a gluten-free diet.
  2. Following up with a biopsy may be helpful to determine a patient's future risk of complications.

For more information on celiac disease, visit: mayoclinic.org/celiac-disease

Tags: Annals of Internal Medicine, Joseph Murray, lymphoma, Study Findings

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