A RARE CASE OF CELIAC DISEASE PRESENTING AS RICKETS -A CASE REPORT

Cheguru Sripal Reddy, Gundubogula Chaitanya Gopi Chand, Marina Amarendra

Abstract


BACKGROUND: Celiac disease is an immune-mediated disorder that primarily affects the
gastrointestinal system and has varied intestinal and extraintestinal manifestation.
CASE CHARACTERISTICS: A 4yr old female child with deformities in the extremities and walding gait since 8 months with
failure to thrive.
OBSERVATION: Celiac disease has intestinal manifestations as well as extraintestinal manifestation, In the form of rickets;
short stature; peripheral neuropathy, refractory anemia.
MESSAGE: Any case of rickets not responding to vitamin-D supplements should be evaluated for celiac disease to prevent the
long term complications.


Keywords


Human Leukocyte Antigen, Tissue Transglutaminase, Endomysial Antibody

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