Thank you Aaltrude for the link.

Jane Anderson
January 19, 2012

Dermatitis herpetiformis isn't the only skin condition closely linked with celiac disease – several studies show that psoriasis also shares a strong link with celiac disease and gluten found in the grains wheat, barley and rye.One study blamed gluten in beer for psoriasis in some women, and other research also reports a link between celiac disease and psoriasis.

Specifically, the research indicates that psoriasis patients have high levels of gluten antibodies circulating in their bodies. These antibodies indicate that the psoriasis patients are reacting to the gluten in their diets, even though they haven't been diagnosed with celiac disease.

This doesn't necessarily mean gluten caused the psoriasis – research has yet to confirm that link. It could mean that psoriasis patients simply have higher rates of celiac disease, but that gluten doesn't play a role in their psoriasis.

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