A case of non-classical celiac disease

  • Sofia Peças Serviço de Pediatria, Hospital de São Bernardo, Centro Hospitalar de Setúbal http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0477-6108
  • Vera Viegas Serviço de Pediatria, Hospital de São Bernardo, Centro Hospitalar de Setúbal
Keywords: celiac disease, gluten, non-classical celiac disease

Abstract

Celiac disease is an immune-mediated enteropathy caused by gluten exposure, occurring in genetically susceptible individuals. Although its typical presentation mainly includes gastrointestinal symptoms, non-classical forms are becoming increasingly frequent. In this report, a case of non-classical celiac disease in a seven-year-old child presenting with severe oligoarthralgia is described. With this report, the authors aim to increase awareness of celiac disease and the variability of its presentation as a way to enable a timely diagnosis and treatment, reduce the burden of disease, and improve health-related quality of life.

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Published
2019-07-18
Section
Case Reports