16 Common (and Uncommon) Risk Factors for Celiac Disease

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Microscopic colitis

Microscopic colitis is an inflammation of the colon. A study of more than 1,000 people between 1981 and 2006 found that more than 4% of patients with celiac disease also had microscopic colitis, a 70-fold higher risk than the general population. The authors of the study concluded that microscopic colitis should be suspected in patients with celiac disease if a strict gluten-free diet has not improved symptoms.