Celiac Crisis in an Adult: Raising Awareness to a Life-Threatening Condition

Ferreira, Rogerio Vicente and Pina, Rui and Carvalho, Nelson and Carvalho, Armando (2016) Celiac Crisis in an Adult: Raising Awareness to a Life-Threatening Condition. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3 (2). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2284-2594

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Objectives: The Authors report the case of a 56-year-old man with celiac disease, who after ingesting a food containing gluten and experiencing a flu-like syndrome, developed severe diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss (15 kg), hypotension, renal dysfunction, hypokalemia and metabolic acidosis. Materials and methods: Admission to the Intensive Care Unit and exclusion of an infectious cause was determined. Results: After receiving noradrenaline, methylprednisolone and correction of ionic disturbances, the patient recovered rapidly and had no further complication. Conclusion: The Authors intend to increase awareness of celiac crisis, because despite being extremely rare in adults, it is potentially fatal and an quick diagnosis and treatment are crucial.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Celiac Crisis, Celiac Disease, Severe Diarrhea
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.3 Malattie del sistema digerente
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 15:50
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 15:50
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/15112

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