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Celiac Disease a Road Paved with Many Obstacles. Differential Diagnosis in Children

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


International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2018, Vol. 6 No. 1, 7-10
DOI: 10.12691/ijcd-6-1-5
Copyright © 2018 Science and Education Publishing

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Sur M. Lucia, Colceriu Marius, Cornel Aldea, Sur Genel, 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.

Correspondence to: Cornel  Aldea, Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children, Cluj-Napoca - Pediatrics II Department. Email: cornelaldea65@yahoo.com

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.

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