International Journal of Celiac Disease
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International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2018, 6(1), 7-10
DOI: 10.12691/ijcd-6-1-5
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Celiac Disease a Road Paved with Many Obstacles. Differential Diagnosis in Children

Sur M. Lucia1, 2, Colceriu Marius1, Cornel Aldea3, , Sur Genel1, 3 and Floca Emanuela1, 4

1University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hațieganu” Cluj-Napoca Romania

2Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children, Cluj-Napoca - Pediatrics I Department

3Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children, Cluj-Napoca - Pediatrics II Department

4Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology “Octavian Fodor” Cluj-Napoca

Pub. Date: April 02, 2018

Cite this paper:
Sur M. Lucia, Colceriu Marius, Cornel Aldea, Sur Genel and Floca Emanuela. Celiac Disease a Road Paved with Many Obstacles. Differential Diagnosis in Children. International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2018; 6(1):7-10. doi: 10.12691/ijcd-6-1-5

Abstract

Celiac disease (CD), also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy or celiac sprue, is defined as a chronic, multifactorial, immune-mediated condition affecting small intestine in genetically susceptible children and adults. Gluten-sensitive enteropathy is characterized by heterogeneous clinical manifestations of variable severity that can occur at any age. For patients with prompt diagnosis and correct treatment the prognosis is excellent. Therefore, CD needs a quick diagnosis in order to start the treatment. Because of the wide range of signs and symptoms, an accurate differential diagnosis is required.

Keywords:
celiac disease differential diagnosis classical non-classical silent (asymptomatic)

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