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    Large Study Reveals Connection Between Atopic Dermatitis and Celiac Disease

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      A large cross-sectional study shows a significant connection between atopic dermatitis and celiac disease.


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    Celiac.com 11/20/2019 - Both atopic dermatitis and celiac disease are often accompanied by other immune-mediated disorders. A team of researchers recently set out to see if they could find a connection between atopic dermatitis and celiac disease in a broad community-based population.

    The research team included Guy Shalom, Khalaf Kridin, Keren-Or Raviv, Tamar Freud, Doron Comaneshter, Rivka Friedland, Arnon D. Cohen, and Dan Ben-Amitai.

    The team conducted a cross-sectional observational design, in which they collected demographic and clinical data for patients enrolled in a large health management organization who were diagnosed with atopic dermatitis by a dermatologist in 2002–17. 

    They recorded presence of celiac disease and celiac-related morbidities for the entire group, for adults over 18 years old, and for adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. They then compared the findings with a matched control group without atopic dermatitis.

    The study group included 116,816 patients, with a total of 45,157 adults, along with 1,909 adult adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. 

    Multivariate analysis showed that atopic dermatitis was associated with a significantly higher rates of celiac disease across the entire study population, and for each study group.

    The results showed a meaningful connection between atopic dermatitis and celiac disease, and demonstrate the need for timely screening of people with atopic dermatitis for gastrointestinal morbidities.

    Read more in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology

     

    The researchers in this study are variously affiliated with the team of researchers recently set out to Clalit Health ServicesTel Aviv, Israel; the Division of Community Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Siaal Research Center for Family Medicine and Primary Care Ben Gurion University of the Negev Beer-Sheva, Israel; the Department of Dermatology Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel; the Pediatric Dermatology Unit Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel, Petach Tikva, Israel; the Chief Physician’s Office, Clalit Health Services Tel Aviv, Israel; and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.


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    This makes total sense to me! I was diagnosed with Celiac in 2008 (after about 38 yrs of symptoms) and then out of no where, I developed atopic dermatitis in 2017. No one could figure out why and the dermatologist said it was no big deal  just pay attention what I ate and wore to see if I could figure out what was causing the reaction. In no way did she think this was related to Celiac - though I had to wonder. Now I feel vindicated - thank you.

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    Great piece perhaps others will be caught sooner. Many of us have a history of being missed while visiting seeing the exact branch of medicine who should know. They don't. I hope more can be educated instead of sending people home with a cream and directions to use gentle soap.

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    I also have this problem on my face mostly is there anything i can use

    i thought with gluten-free diet it would improve i was diagnosed celiac 2yrs ago

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    Guest Nobody found my celiac.

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    No one could even understand my weight loss and digestion problems until I went to the dermatologist. I was over forty years old , at the time. She took a skin culture and diagnosed Celiac disease for me. I went a strict gluten free diet and used Rx creams for the skin condition. Twenty five years later I no longer have the digestion problem, of everything going through me, but do still have skin flair ups. I still maintain a strict gluten free diet. I also lately given up meat and dairy but I did that for my heart/ colestoral , not my  Celiacs.     

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    20 hours ago, Guest Nobody found my celiac. said:

    No one could even understand my weight loss and digestion problems until I went to the dermatologist. I was over forty years old , at the time. She took a skin culture and diagnosed Celiac disease for me. I went a strict gluten free diet and used Rx creams for the skin condition. Twenty five years later I no longer have the digestion problem, of everything going through me, but do still have skin flair ups. I still maintain a strict gluten free diet. I also lately given up meat and dairy but I did that for my heart/ colestoral , not my  Celiacs.     

    In Europe they make glucose-fructose syrup, maltodextrin and dextrose of wheat. That could maybe explain why you still have flair ups. And many celiacs also suffer from lactose intolerance, like me. So it might help to avoid lactose. In my case it does. I have celiac, lactose intolerance, Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. I have to use RX for my head psoriasis, which changes my grey hair into a yellowish color. But still I have some flair ups too. But I am happy that after 50 years they at last found out what was wrong with me.

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    Bravo! These studies are the type that confirm what the patients have been saying all along. Now, look for the correlation in canker sores, scalp bumps, break outs and gluten. Lymphatic stagnation too.  Keep going Researchers...you have so much to learn about us Celiac patients! 

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    Is it true, then, that the atopic dermatitis may not go away after going on a gluten free diet?  If so, then I guess we are talking about correlation, not causation.

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    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,000 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.

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