Possible Relationship Between Myopathies And Celiac Disease

Thu, 22 Feb 2007 10:00 AM EST

... Inflammatory myopathies are immunological diseases that lead to inflammations in muscular tissue. As of yet, little is known about the cause of these myopathies, but it is believed to be an abnormal immune response by our bodies. Since celiac disease has occasionally been reported in patients with inflammatory myopathies, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona researchers are investigating the relationship between myopathy and intolerance to gluten. ...