Letters Coeliac disease

Don’t forget increased risk of fetal growth restriction

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1069 (Published 17 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1069
  1. Fergus P McCarthy, clinical research fellow1,
  2. Ali S Khashan, postdoctoral researcher1,
  3. Eamonn Quigley, professor of medicine and human physiology2,
  4. Fergus Shanahan, professor and chair3,
  5. Louise Kenny, senior lecturer1
  1. 1Anu Research Centre, Cork University Maternity Hospital, University College Cork, Wilton, Cork, Republic of Ireland
  2. 2Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, Department of Medicine, University College Cork
  3. 3Department of Medicine, University College Cork
  1. Fergus.mccarthy{at}ucc.ie

    The article on how easily coeliac disease is missed did not highlight the association between undiagnosed coeliac disease and an increased risk of fetal growth restriction.1 Fetal growth restriction is a major pregnancy complication responsible for a …

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