[Celiac disease and lymphoma: review of the literature]

Clin Ter. 1997 May-Jun;148(5-6):267-75.
[Article in Italian]


A review of literature concerning the relationship between coeliac disease and lymphoma has been done. There is a general agreement on the greater risk for development of malignant lymphoma in coeliac patients than in general population. The traditional debate around the question of whether or not T cell lymphoma may be a cause or an effect of coeliac disease to be continued. The recently results are suggestive of a protective role for a gluten-free-diet against malignancy in coeliac disease and give further support for advising all patients to adhere to a strict gluten-free-diet for life.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Celiac Disease / complications*
  • Celiac Disease / diet therapy
  • Female
  • Glutens / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell / etiology*
  • Male
  • Risk Factors


  • Glutens