Wheat, Gluten and Rheumatoid Arthritis
May 26, 2001
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Investigators describe the case of a patient
with a two-year history of adult dermatomyositis. This is
a relatively rare form of rheumatoid arthritis that has many
skin symptoms. The patient had malabsorption and had celiac
Their observation raises the question
of an association between
dermatomyositis and celiac disease as part of a
continuum, suggesting that celiac disease may be included
within the spectrum of the gastrointestinal manifestations
of dermatomyositis and polymyositis.
Exp Rheumatol. 2001 Mar-Apr;19(2):201-3