International Journal of Celiac Disease
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International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2014, 2(2), 67-69
DOI: 10.12691/ijcd-2-2-9
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Should Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth be Ruled out as a Cause of Non-Responsive Celiac Disease?: A Case Report

Juan Lasa1, and Ignacio Zubiaurre1

1Gastroenterology Section, Internal Medicine Department. CEMIC, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pub. Date: June 02, 2014

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Juan Lasa and Ignacio Zubiaurre. Should Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth be Ruled out as a Cause of Non-Responsive Celiac Disease?: A Case Report. International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2014; 2(2):67-69. doi: 10.12691/ijcd-2-2-9


Non-responsive celiac disease is defined as the persistency of symptoms, signs or laboratory abnormalities typical of CD despite 6-12 months of dietary gluten avoidance. Small intestine bacterial overgrowth has been classically considered a potential cause for non-responsive celiac disease. Nevertheless, the evidence regarding its prevalence among non-responsive celiac patients is conflicting, as well as the evidence showing a benefit in small intestine bacterial overgrowth treatment in this clinical setting. We report the case of a 34 year-old woman diagnosed with non-responsive celiac disease in spite of adequate gluten-free diet, that had complete resolution of symptoms after treatment with antibiotics for small intestine bacterial overgrowth.

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