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World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Feb 14;12(6):843-52.

Cutaneous manifestations in celiac disease.

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Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, L.go Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy.

Abstract

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune gluten-dependent enteropathy characterized by atrophy of intestinal villi that improves after gluten-free diet (GFD). CD is often associated with extra-intestinal manifestations; among them, several skin diseases are described in CD patients. The present review reports all CD-associated skin manifestations described in the literature and tries to analyze the possible mechanisms involved in this association. The opportunity to evaluate the possible presence of CD in patients affected by skin disorders is discussed.

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16521210
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PMC4066147
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