- Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders
- Bacterial Overgrowth and Celiac Disease
Bacterial Overgrowth and Celiac Disease
Celiac disease is associated complications in the small bowel, but also with problems outside the GI tract. Celiac disease affects small bowel mucosal immunity via exposure to infectious agents; therefore, it is likely that patients with untreated celiac disease are more susceptible to infectious diseases. It is possible that sensitivity to gluten increases in patients with infectious diseases, and that infection may consequently trigger celiac disease in susceptible individuals.
A team of researchers recently set out to examine the isolation and characterization of human gut bacteria involved in the metabolizing gluten proteins.
What kind of impact does gluten have in on the microbial gut activity of healthy people without celiac disease? A team of researchers set out to answer that question by studying the metabolism of gluten in healthy individuals, and the effects of gluten on their intestinal microbial activity.
A team of researchers recently set out to determine whether Helicobacter pylori infection and celiac disease were associated among patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.