Chronic Hepatitis C Virus and Celiac Disease, is there an Association?

@article{Hernandez2007ChronicHC,
  title={Chronic Hepatitis C Virus and Celiac Disease, is there an Association?},
  author={Lincoln Hernandez and Timothy C. Johnson and Afzal Jamal Naiyer and Debby Kryszak and Edward J. Ciaccio and Albert D. Min and Henry C. Bodenheimer and Robert S Brown and Allesio Fasano and P. R. Green},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={53},
  pages={256-261}
}
Celiac disease (CD) has been epidemiologically associated with chronic hepatitis C (HCV), and CD activation after the initiation of interferon (IFN-α) in patients with HCV is documented. However, clear association of CD and HCV is lacking. A prospectively maintained database of 878 CD patients showed a prevalence of 0.68% (six patients). Symptoms of diarrhea, weight loss, and depression prompted the diagnosis of CD during or after IFN-α therapy in four cases. Also, 294 subjects with liver… CONTINUE READING
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