A recent case study reports on a 3 year old girl presenting with a conjunctival tumor. Celiac disease was diagnosed and a gluten free diet was subsequently prescribed.
the case was diagnosed with CD and the conjunctival tumor showed complete regression during gluten-free dietary treatment. The clinical fleshy appearance of the lesion with spider-like vascular extensions and subconjunctival hemorrhagic spots, possible association with an acquired immune system dysfunction due to CD, and spontaneous regression by a gluten-free diet
Gluten Free Society’s Stance:
Gluten sensitivity has been associated with a number of different types of cancer including:
- Esophageal and pharyngeal cancer
The mechanisms are not fully understood, but we do know that gluten causes immune system dysfunction as well as increased oxidative stress. Please share your gluten associated cancer stories below…
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