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Celiac disease and giardiasis: a case report.
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PMID:  22617359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
When investigating a patient with suspected celiac disease (CD), several other conditions must be considered, including potential infection with Giardia lamblia. Although giardiasis is rare, its histopathological and serological picture may resemble that of CD. We report the case of a young man with diabetes mellitus and a family history of CD referred to our hospital because of diarrhoea and weight loss. Investigation showed, among other factors, partial villous atrophy in duodenal biopsies and elevated immunoglobulin A antitissue transglutaminase antibodies. The patient was diagnosed with CD and recommended a gluten-free diet. At the same time, faecal tests were conducted, indicating the presence of G. lamblia. The patient was treated and improved, even after discontinuing the gluten-free diet. Subsequent follow-up after 6 months showed total regression of mucosal histopathology and a normal antitissue transglutaminase antibodies level.
Lars Edling; Sandra Rathsman; Sune Eriksson; Johan Bohr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5687     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000874     Medline TA:  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Departments of aInfectious Diseases bLaboratory Medicine cPathology dDivision of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
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