There is research suggesting that there is a connection between Celiac Disease and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an incurable auto-immune disease that affects the skin, joints, kidneys, and brain. The body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, thus causing the following symptoms in people with SLE:
With both being auto-immune diseases, a person with Celiac Disease has a higher risk for SLE than the normal population. Research is still being conducted, however, those of us with Celiac Disease, should be checked for SLE if we notice any of the above symptoms.
If you have autoimmune disease, you know they are just like Pringles: you can never have just one!