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2007 (EN)
Unusual presentation of celiac disease in a child (EN)

Fessatou Smaragdi,
Kostaki Maria,
Karpathios T.,

SUMMARY Celiac disease is a genetic, immunologically mediated small bowel enteropathy that causes malabsorption. The immune inflammatory response to gluten frequently causes damage to many other tissues of the body. We report the association of celiac disease and alopecia areata in a girl. The alopecia developed after 11 years nonadherence to a gluten- free diet; the patient had HLA phenotype DR3/DQW2. Our patient had IgA class endomysial antibodies, IgA and IgG antigliadin antibodies and subtotal villous atrophy on jejunal biopsy. Administration of a gluten-free diet resulted complete hair growth. Key words: celiac disease, alopecia areata (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 15, No 1 (2002) (EN)

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