Celiac Disease with Celiac Crisis
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Yüzüncü Yıl University, Medicine Faculty, Van, Turkey
Publication date: 2010-04-12
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Avni Kaya   

YYÜ Tıp Fakültesi Araştırma Hastanesi Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Servisi, Van, Türkiye
Eur J Gen Med 2010;7(2):213-215
Celiac crisis is a life threatening and very rare complication of Celiac disease. Clinically, it is characterized by severe diarrhea, dehydration and metabolic disturbances like hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia, hypoproteinemia. A 2.5-years-old-girl with diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal distention, extremities edema, vomit which occurred after the beginning of supplementary nutrition was presented to emphasize that celiac crisis should be keep in mind in patient with gastrointestinal symptoms, which are best known in celiac disease, metabolic disturbance and abdominal distention.
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