International Journal of Celiac Disease
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International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2016, 4(1), 27-29
DOI: 10.12691/ijcd-4-1-7
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Severe Iron-deficiency Anemia and Celiac Disease

Burz Claudia1, 2, , Rares Buiga2, Pop Vlad3 and Laura Urian1, 4

1Department of Imunology, “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2The Oncology Institute “Prof.Dr.I Chiricuta”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

3“Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

4Department of Hematology, “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Pub. Date: February 16, 2016

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Burz Claudia, Rares Buiga, Pop Vlad and Laura Urian. Severe Iron-deficiency Anemia and Celiac Disease. International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2016; 4(1):27-29. doi: 10.12691/ijcd-4-1-7


We report a case of a 37-year-old woman with atypical presentation of celiac disease in relation to severe iron-deficiency and hyperthyroidism. During the investigation for iron-deficiency anemia, after exclusion of hematologic disorders, she was diagnosed with celiac disease by small-bowel biopsy. After starting the gluten free diet, the serum hemoglobin values were corrected and the symptoms of hyperthyroidism improved. Our presentation demonstrates that for patients with severe iron-deficiency anemia, the examination for the celiac disease should be considered. The quality of life and morbidity of patients with hyperthyroidism, iron-deficiency anemia and celiac disease may be improved by gluten withdrawal.

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