publication . Article . 2011

Differences between pediatric and adult celiac disease Diferencias entre la enfermedad celiaca infantil y del adulto

Luis Rodrigo Sáez; D. Fuentes Álvarez; I. Pérez Martínez; N. Álvarez Mieres; P. Niño García; R. de Francisco García; S. Riestra Menéndez; C. Bousoño García; R. Alonso Arias; A. López Vázquez;
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  • Published: 01 May 2011 Journal: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas, volume 103, issue 5, pages 238-243 (issn: 1130-0108, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Aran Ediciones
Introduction: celiac disease (CD) is a common autoimmune condition (involves 1-2% of the general population) that develops at any age in life but manifests differently in children and adults. Objectives: to analyze clinical differences in disease expression between both groups, as well as findings at the time of diagnosis. Methods: a retrospective study of a series of patients diagnosed with CD during childhood (< 14 years) versus a series of adult patients (> 14 years). Results: a total of 187 patients were included, of which 43 were children and 144 were adults. Among clinical manifestations in children classic presentation forms predominated -34 patients (79%...
free text keywords: Enfermedad celiaca infantil, Enfermedad celiaca del adulto, Pediatric celiac disease, Adult celiac disease, lcsh:Diseases of the digestive system. Gastroenterology, lcsh:RC799-869
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