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Celiac Disease Health Center

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Celiac Disease - What Increases Your Risk

The risk for celiac disease may run in the family. If a close relative (parent, child, or sibling) has it, your chances of having it are higher.

When a person has inherited this risk, an infection or something else in the environment can trigger changes in the small intestine and cause celiac disease.

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Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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