Duration of exposure to gluten and risk for autoimmune disorders in patients with celiac disease. SIGEP Study Group for Autoimmune Disorders in Celiac Disease.

@article{Ventura1999DurationOE,
  title={Duration of exposure to gluten and risk for autoimmune disorders in patients with celiac disease. SIGEP Study Group for Autoimmune Disorders in Celiac Disease.},
  author={Alessandro Ventura and Giuseppe Magazz{\'u} and Luigi Greco},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1999},
  volume={117 2},
  pages={
          297-303
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS The relationship between celiac disease and many autoimmune disorders has been explained by the sharing of a common genetic factor. In a multicenter national study, we examined the relationship between the prevalence of autoimmune disorders in celiac disease and the duration of exposure to gluten. METHODS Over a 6-month period, 909 patients with celiac disease (group A; mean age, 16.1 +/- 3.8 years; grouped according to age at diagnosis into three subgroups [group A1, <2… CONTINUE READING
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