Celiac.com 03/16/2010 - Enteropathy associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL)  is a rare type of peripheral T-cell lymphoma that is commonly associated with celiac disease.  A group at The Newcastle  Lymphoma Group in the  United Kingdom, evaluated data from newly diagnosed patients in Northern England and Scotland between 1994 and 1998, in search of increased overall survival (OS) rates and progression free survival (PFS) rates for EATL patients.

Celiac disease (CD) is the most common food intolerance disorder affecting Western civilization today. While most celiacs show an improvement in their health after  initiating a gluten free diet,  2-5%  of patients do not improve, and are thus considered to have refractory celiac disease (RCD).

RCD is further classified into two categories, Type 1 with intraepithelial