I know there’s a connection between celiac disease and other autoimmune diseases. Are there specific autoimmune conditions which are more likely to develop if I already have celiac disease?
Yes, there is a genetic linkage between celiac disease and other associated autoimmune diseases. About 14% of people with celiac disease have an additional autoimmune condition, while only 3% of the general population do. Other autoimmune conditions most commonly associated with celiac disease are type 1 diabetes and autoimmune thyroid disease. Read more about Associated Auto-Immune Diseases.