An adult undergoes an allergy test. An allergy to gluten picked up in early childhood may trigger an autoimmune disease in adulthood. Photo: Shutterstock

Common virus in infancy could trigger life-long allergy to gluten, study shows

Intestinal bugs called reoviruses can make the immune system overreact to gluten, leading to celiac disease later in life, University of Chicago study on mice suggests

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An adult undergoes an allergy test. An allergy to gluten picked up in early childhood may trigger an autoimmune disease in adulthood. Photo: Shutterstock
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