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Celiac Patients Face Higher Risk of Developing Chronic Renal Disease
Jefferson Adams is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. His poems, essays and photographs have appeared in Antioch Review, Blue Mesa Review, CALIBAN, Hayden's Ferry Review, Huffington Post, the Mississippi Review, and Slate among others.
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In a general population based cohort study, a team of
researchers set out to assess the individuals with celiac disease for
any form of glomerulonephritis (acute, chronic and non- specified), chronic
glomerulonephritis and renal replacement therapy including dialysis treatment
and kidney transplantation.
The research team was made up of Anders Ekbom, Michael Fored, Jonas F. Ludvigsson, Johnny Ludvigsson, Nders ekbom, Ola Ole, & Scott M. Montgomery.
They looked at data from 14,336 patients who were diagnosed with celiac disease between 1964 and 2003. Patients were chosen from the Swedish Hospital Discharge Registry. They established a control group of 69,875 individuals matched for age, calendar year, sex and county.
Higher Risk of Glomerulonephritis for Celiac Patients
The results showed that patients with celiac disease face an increased risk of developing chronic renal disease, and may also be at a face a slightly higher risk for any form of glomerulonephritis.
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 2006 21(7):1809-1815health writer who lives in San Francisco and is a frequent author of articles for Celiac.com.
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