Celiac disease more prevalent in children with JIA than general population

Patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis have a higher prevalence of celiac disease than those without the disease, according to a short report published in Pediatric Rheumatology.“The lack of data on the risk factors associated with [celiac disease (CD)] and JIA overlap prompted us to investigate the co-occurrence of these two diseases in our JIA pediatric cohort looking for potential predisposing factors,” Roberta Naddei, MD, of the University of Naples Federico II, in Italy, and colleagues wrote. “Understanding the extent of the co-occurrence and identifying factorsRead More

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