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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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For those of you questioning whether having celiac disease puts us in the high-risk category for flu shots, the celiac center at Columbia says no. But it does suggest you get the pneumonia shot.

FLU AND PNEUMOVAX IMMUNIZATION

"Patients with celiac disease who are doing well on the diet are not at any increased risk to suffer untoward effects with the flu. There may be other factors such as age or other illness/disease that does increase the risk. There is no evidence for a compromised immune system for fighting viral infections in celiac disease. The immune system is, if anything, revved up!"

"Patients with celiac disease are at risk for serious pneumococcal infections and therefore should receive a Pneumovax. This has only been studied in adults and therefore may not apply to children. The reason is that those with celiac disease have a poorly functioning spleen that usually handles infections with

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Thanks for the information, Richard. You are very knowledgeable on celiac and I enjoy reading your posts!

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