The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2011 , Vol 53 , Num 3
Atypical Presentations of Celiac Disease
1Department of Pediatrics, Malatya State Hospital and 2Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, İnönü University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey Celiloğlu C, Karabiber H, Selimoğlu MA. Atypical presentations of celiac disease. Turk J Pediatr 2011; 53: 241-249.

Celiac disease (CD) has a wide variety of clinical presentations; together with the “classical form”, in which the intestinal symptomatology is prevalent, there are “atypical forms” with predominating extra-intestinal clinical features, and the “silent form”, with no clinical symptom.

The “atypical forms” of the disease are characterized by few or no gastrointestinal symptoms, and predominating extra-intestinal features such as neurologic, dermatologic, hematologic, endocrinologic, reproductive, renal, psychiatric, skeletal, and liver involvement(s). Silent presentation of CD may be identified through screening of high-risk groups.

Today, it is well known that CD might account for several chronic health issues, so it is essential for healthcare professionals to have a high level of suspicion for the atypical presentations of CD. Keywords : celiac disease, atypical.

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