Coeliac disease presentation

Coeliac disease in adults: variations on a theme

A Bhattacharyya, MK Patel, DJ Tymms

Journal of Royal Society of Medicine 1999;92:286-89.

In childhood, celiac disease (gluten enteropathy) tends to show itself with failure to thrive and growth retardation; in adult life with malabsorption syndromes. We report six cases in adults who presented atypically, with features including clotting disorder, hypoglycaemia, weight loss, anaemia and angina pectoris, all of which responded to gluten withdrawal.