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Celiac Disease

  • C. S. Pitchumoni
  • C. S. Pitchumoni
  • C. S. Pitchumoni
  • Nancy Chen
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Abstract

Once believed to be a pediatric disease, celiac disease is now recognized to emerge at any age; it has a high prevalence in older adults, although the manifestations are subtle. The disease is characterized by multisystem involvement, with many atypical manifestations. The prevalence of CD is steadily increasing the world over. In the older adult, CD may present with anemia mostly of the iron deficiency type, osteoporosis, obesity, and rarely neurological manifestations or in association with other autoimmune disorders. The diagnosis is established by serum antibody, small bowel histological abnormality, and response to a gluten-free diet. In untreated CD patients, there may be modest increase in small bowel lymphoma.

Keywords

Celiac Disease Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Villous Atrophy Celiac Disease Patient Dermatitis Herpetiformis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. S. Pitchumoni
    • 1
  • C. S. Pitchumoni
    • 2
  • C. S. Pitchumoni
    • 3
  • Nancy Chen
    • 4
  1. 1.Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, Drexel University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.New York Medical CollegeVallhalaUSA
  3. 3.Gastroenterology, Hepatology and NutritionSaint Peter’s University HospitalNew BrunswickUSA
  4. 4.Department of GastroenterologyRobert Wood Johnson University HospitalNew BrunswickUSA

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