Gluten and Liver Disease
Celiac disease and primary biliary cirrhosis have been reported to coexist in
the same patient. Niveloni et al reported: Ten patients with primary
biliary cirrhosis were evaluated a mean of 2 yr after diagnosis; three patients
presented evidence of gluten sensitivity. All three had abnormal titers of
antigliadin antibody type IgA and one was positive for endomysial antibody. Two
patients had partial villous atrophy. The rectal gluten challenge showed a
celiac-like response, evidenced by an increase in intraepithelial lymphocyte
infiltration after gluten exposure, in the three patients. The characteristic celiac HLA genotypes (DQA1 0501 and DQB1 0201)
were identified in three patients. One of them also exhibited other
features of gluten sensitivity. However, despite evidence of gluten
intolerance, patients had minimal or no symptoms characteristic of
Kaukinen et al reported: Liver abnormalities are
common in patients with celiac disease and usually resolve with a
gluten-free diet. We investigated the occurrence of celiac disease
in patients with severe liver failure. Of the 4 patients with severe
liver disease and celiac disease, 1 had congenital liver fibrosis, 1
had massive hepatic steatosis, and 2 had progressive hepatitis
without apparent origin. Three were even remitted for consideration
of liver transplantation.
Hepatic dysfunction reversed in all cases when a gluten-free diet
was adopted. In the transplantation group, 8 patients (4.3%) had
celiac disease. Six cases were detected before the operation: 3 had
primary biliary cirrhosis, 1 had autoimmune hepatitis, 1 had primary
sclerosing cholangitis, and 1 had liver fibrosis. Only 1 patient had
maintained a long-term strict gluten-free diet.
Screening found 2 cases of celiac disease, 1 with autoimmune
hepatitis and 1 with secondary sclerosing cholangitis. The possible
presence of celiac disease should be investigated in patients with
severe liver disease. Dietary revision treatment may prevent progression to
hepatic failure, even in cases in which liver transplantation is
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Gluten Free: The exclusion of wheat, rye, barley are the
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