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Are there other diseases or conditions associated with celiac disease?
Celiac disease is thought to be an autoimmune disorder, meaning that the body
develops antibodies against its own tissues. Researchers believe that other such
diseases may be related, and may affect organs such as the thyroid (autoimmune thyroiditis), the liver (primary biliary cirrhosis), and colon (microscopic colitis). Other diseases may include type 1 diabetes and dermatitis
herpatiformis, a skin rash that has similar antibodies as celiac disease, but
that are found in the skin.
Growth failure, delayed puberty, miscarriage and infertility may be
associated with celiac disease.