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.
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.