European multi-centre study on coeliac disease and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
ABSTRACT Coeliac disease (CD) is associated with an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), but there is little information about whether this is true for clinically silent CD.
To investigate the frequency of CD in two European populations; one with NHL and another derived from the general population.
A prospective, multi-centre, case-control study in 10 European countries was conducted between May 1998 and April 2001. A total of 1446 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed NHL aged over 18 years was collected. The control group consisted of a population of 9676 individuals who were screened for CD. The number of patients with a previous diagnosis of CD and those with silent CD detected by screening were determined in the two groups.
The patients with CD had a significantly increased risk of developing NHL [odds ratio (OR) 2.6, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.4-4.9]. This risk was only present in patients with CD diagnosed clinically before the study (OR 3.3, 95% CI 1.4-7.9), but not in those with silent CD detected by screening (OR 1.3, 95% CI 0.6-2.7).
Patients with CD have an increased risk of developing NHL, although this is lower than previously thought. Clinically silent CD is rare in patients with NHL.
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ABSTRACT: It has been shown that mortality rates of coeliac patients correlate with age at diagnosis of coeliac disease, diagnostic delay for coeliac disease, pattern of clinical presentation and HLA typing. Our aim was to create a tool that identifies coeliac patients at higher risk of developing complications. To identify predictors of complications in patients with coeliac disease, we organised an observational multicenter case-control study based on a retrospective collection of clinical data. Clinical data from 116 cases (patients with complicated coeliac disease) and 181 controls (coeliac patients without any complications) were collected from seven European centres. For each case, one or two controls, matched to cases according to the year of assessment, gender and age, were selected. Diagnostic delay, pattern of clinical presentation, HLA typing and age at diagnosis were used as predictors. Differences between cases and controls were detected for diagnostic delay and classical presentation. Conditional logistic models based on these statistically different predictors allowed the development of a score system. Tertiles analysis showed a relationship between score and risk of developing complications. A score that shows the risk of a newly diagnosed coeliac patient developing complications was devised for the first time. This will make it possible to set up the follow-up of coeliac patients with great benefits not only for their health but also for management of economic resources. We think that our results are very encouraging and represent the first attempt to build a prognostic score for coeliac patients.PLoS ONE 01/2014; 9(1):e84163. · 3.53 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to identify pitfalls in establishing the diagnosis of celiac disease (CD) in patients with a history of lymphoma. A total of 103 patients with a history of lymphoma had anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (atTGA) and their class A, G, and M immunoglobulin (IgA, IgG) levels determined. Patients with atTGA positivity underwent enterobiopsy and CD-associated HLA locus testing. The mean age of patients was 55 ( ± 13.5) years. The predominant lymphoma types included B-type non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (B-NHL, 66 %), T-type NHL (8 %), and Hodgkin's lymphoma (26 %). Serological positivity was documented in 3.9 % of cases; one patient had the diagnosis of CD confirmed by enterobiopsy. In 11 patients (10.7 %), IgA levels were decreased to a various extent; of these patients, 10 were shown to have also their IgG levels decreased. The median time from follow-up to blood collection was 58 (32-104) months. The decrease in immunoglobulin levels correlated with a more advanced stage of the tumor (Ann Arbor III-IV) at the time of diagnosis [1.4 (0.9-2.0) g/l versus 2.4 (1.5-3.0) g/l for IgA, p = 0.0001; and 9.4 (7.2-11.5) g/l versus 11.2 (10.3-12.3) g/l for IgG, p = 0.001] and older age [65 (54-72) years versus 55 (44-61) years for IgA, p = 0.04; and 69 (59-74) years versus 53 (43-61) years for IgG, p = 0.0001]. Rituximab therapy in B-NHL patients had no effect on the subsequent incidence of decreased IgA levels. Reduced IgA and IgG levels represent important factors contributing to the low detection rate of serological screening for CD in patients with a history of lymphoma.Wiener klinische Wochenschrift 10/2013; · 0.79 Impact Factor