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Celiac Disease Presenting as Hypokalemic Quadriparesis

1Department of Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India


International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2019, Vol. 7 No. 3, 90-91
DOI: 10.12691/ijcd-7-3-5
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Uttayan Chakrabarti, Manisha Bais Thakur, Ashish Goel. Celiac Disease Presenting as Hypokalemic Quadriparesis. International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2019; 7(3):90-91. doi: 10.12691/ijcd-7-3-5.

Correspondence to: Uttayan  Chakrabarti, Department of Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India. Email: uttayanchakrabarti@gmail.com

Abstract

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder induced by dietary gluten, characterized by a chronic inflammatory state of the small intestinal mucosa, resulting in villous atrophy that resolves with gluten free diet. A small number have classical symptoms and the majority present as atypical celiac disease with absent or few GI symptoms. Celiac crisis is a rare life threatening complication of celiac disease which needs prompt recognition and intervention. We report a rare case of Celiac disease which presented as Celiac crisis with hypokalemic quadriparesis.

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