Celiac Disease with Celiac Crisis
Murat Dogan 1, Sevil Arı Yuca 1, Mehmet Acikgöz 1, Sekibe Zehra Doğan 1, Avni Kaya 1 * , Yaşar Cesur 1
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1 Yüzüncü Yıl University, Medicine Faculty, Van, Turkey
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Celiac crisis is a life threatening and very rare complication of Celiac disease. Clinically, it is characterized by severe diarrhea, dehydration and metabolic disturbances like hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia, hypoproteinemia. A 2.5-years-old-girl with diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal distention, extremities edema, vomit which occurred after the beginning of supplementary nutrition was presented to emphasize that celiac crisis should be keep in mind in patient with gastrointestinal symptoms, which are best known in celiac disease, metabolic disturbance and abdominal distention.


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EUR J GEN MED, 2010 - Volume 7 Issue 2, pp. 213-215

Publication date: 12 Apr 2010

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