New study on Rotavirus and celiac disease
Celiac.com 09/03/2010 - Many patients who show up at hospitals and clinics with non-specific gastrointestinal symptoms have rotavirus infection

A team of researchers recently studied a large cohort of adults with non-specific gastrointestinal complaints to see if people with celiac disease had any higher for rotavirus.

The research team included Mohammad Rostami-Nejad, BS, Kamran Rostami, MD,PhD, Maryam Sanaei, MSc, Seyed R. Mohebbi, PhD, David Al-Dulaimi, MD, Ehsan Nazemalhosseini-Mojarad, MSc, Pekka Collin, MD, Chris J. Mulder, MD, PhD, Mohammad R. Zali, MD, FACG.

They are associated variously with the Research Center of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases at Shaheed Beheshti University in Tehran, Iran; the School of Medicine of the University of Birmingham, UK, the Department of Gastroenterology at Alexander Hospital in Redditch, UK; the Department of Gastroenterology and Alimentary Tract Surgery at Tampere University Hospital in Finland, and with the Department of Gastroenterology at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The team conducted the study at the Research Center of Gastroentrology and Liver Disease at Taleghani Hospital in Tehran, Iran.

For their study, they randomly selected 5176 individuals living in Tehran, Iran between September 2006 and September 2007. Using a questionnaire, they found 670 case of GI symptoms, each of whom was invited for additional study, including