Celiac disease, rare symptoms, autoimmune patology

Umberto Volta, Claudia Parisi, Maria Piscaglia, Angela Fabbri, Erica Fiorini

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7175/cmi.v2i1.581

Abstract

We report a case of a 42-years-old woman with constipation, anemia and recurrent itch. After several investigations, celiac disease was diagnosed and a treatment with a gluten-free diet was applied with beneficial effects. Recognizing celiac disease can be difficult because some of its symptoms are similar to those of other diseases. In fact, sometimes it is confused with irritable bowel syndrome or iron-deficiency anemia or intestinal infections: as a result, celiac disease is commonly underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed. This case report is described to address the physician to a correct diagnosis of celiac disease.

Keywords

Celiac disease; Gluten

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