Osteomalacia can still be a point of attention to celiac disease

Sahebari, Maryam and Sigari, Sara Yousefi and Heidari, Hossein and Biglarian, Omid (2011) Osteomalacia can still be a point of attention to celiac disease. Clinical cases in mineral and bone metabolism, 8 (3). pp. 14-15. ISSN 1971-3266

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Celiac disease (CD), a malabsorption syndrome with a genetic base, is a consequence of hypersensitivity to GLUTENcontaining foods. CD can manifest with classic symptoms; however, some unusual features like osteomalacia that has become more and more rare, may be the presenting symptom. We describe here a case of osteomalacia secondary to delayed diagnosis of celiac disease. This patient complained about progressive limping, weakness, short stature, and skeletal deformities. Radiological and laboratory findings were all in favor of osteomalacia. Celiac disease was mentioned according to the history of subtle intermittent diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and confirmed with intestinal biopsy and detection of specific autoantibodies. Improvement of patient’s weakness and laboratory abnormalities was obvious after treatment with gluten free diet, vitamin D, calcium and other trace elements. In conclusion, this case affirms that chronic celiac disease especially untreated one, can lead to irreversible complications like skeletal deformities and short stature

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 611 Anatomia; Citologia; Istologia umana > 611.7 Sistema muscoloscheletrico, tegumento
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 10:35
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2014 10:35
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/6005

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