Study: Early Vaccines Do Not Increase Celiac Risk
The study was conducted to assess the coincidence of a rise of celiac disease with the implementation of a national vaccination program in Sweden.
Celiac disease is an immunologic disorder with autoimmune features. Vaccinations have long been discussed as potential protective or risk factors for autoimmune diseases. Sweden experienced an epidemic of celiac disease in infants from 1984–1996.
The study’s authors concluded that, “Early vaccinations within the national Swedish program were not associated with CD risk, nor could changes in the program explain the Swedish epidemic.”
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