2013-11-05 19:19:33 UTC

More Severe Disease in Celiac Disease Patients with Anemia vs. Diarrhea

Nov. 7, 2013

Reporting in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Peter Green and colleagues find that celiac disease patients who present with anemia have more severe disease than those who present with diarrhea. The research also finds gender-specific differences with regard to the association between anemia and the different features of celiac disease.

Anemia is considered to be an atypical or silent presentation of celiac disease, compared with the classic presentation with diarrhea. However, little information is available about how these groups compare in terms of disease severity. Peter Green and colleagues compared the severity of celiac disease between patients who present with anemia vs. those who present with diarrhea. Reporting in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, they find that celiac disease patients who present with anemia have more severe disease than those who present with diarrhea. There also appear to be gender-specific differences with regard to the association between anemia and the different features of celiac disease.

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2013: 11(11): 1472-1477

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