gastroenterology
Infections

Coeliac disease may be triggered by childhood enterovirus infection

Enterovirus infection in early childhood may be a trigger for later coeliac disease in children at increased genetic risk of the condition due to HLA genotypes. The findings come from a Norwegian study of 220 children who were carrying the HLA genotype DR4-DQ8/DR3- DQ2, conferring increased risk of coeliac disease. After an average of nearly 10 ...

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