The Risk of Contracting COVID-19 Is Not Increased in Patients With Celiac Disease Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The World Health Organization declared coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) a global pandemic in March 2020. Since then, there are more than 34 million cases of COVID-19 leading to more than 1 million deaths worldwide. Numerous studies suggest that celiac disease (CeD), a chronic immune-mediated gastrointestinal condition triggered by gluten, is associated with an increased risk of respiratory infections.1-3 However, how it relates to the risk of COVID-19 is unknown. To address this gap, we conducted a cross-sectional study to evaluate whether patients with self-reported CeD are at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19.

authors

  • Zhen, Jamie
  • Stefanolo, Juan Pablo
  • Temprano, Maria de la Paz
  • Tedesco, Sebastian
  • Seiler, Caroline
  • Caminero Fernandez, Alberto
  • de-Madaria, Enrique
  • Huguet, Miguel Montoro
  • Vivas, Santiago
  • Niveloni, Sonia Isabel
  • Bercik, Premysl
  • Smecuol, Edgardo
  • Uscanga, Luis
  • Trucco, Elena
  • Lopez, Virginia
  • Olano, Carolina
  • Mansueto, Pasquale
  • Carroccio, Antonio
  • Green, Peter HR
  • Day, Andrew
  • Tye-Din, Jason
  • Bai, Julio Cesar
  • Ciacci, Carolina
  • Verdu, Elena
  • Lebwohl, Benjamin
  • Pinto-Sanchez, Maria

publication date

  • February 2021