Celiac disease presenting as an intestinal intussusception. report of one case

Rodrigo Quera, Heine T. Claudio, Andrés O'Brien, Luis Contreras

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Abstract

Acute abdominal pain caused by perforation, intestinal lymphoma or intussus-ception is an uncommon manifestation in adult celiac disease. We report a 49 year-old female with history of irritable bowel syndrome and osteoporosis consulting for acute abdominal pain and severe abdominal distention. Abdominal CT scan and magnetic resonance imaging showed a jejunal intussusception and other radiological alterations that suggested the possibility of celiac disease. Serological antibodies (endomysial and transglutaminase antibodies), endoscopy and the pathological study of duodenal biopsies confirmed the diagnosis. With a gluten free diet, the patient remains asymptomatic.

Translated title of the contributionCeliac disease presenting as an intestinal intussusception. report of one case
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1276-1280
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Volume138
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

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