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Rev Med Chil. 1998 Mar;126(3):293-5.

[Prevalence of celiac disease in diabetic children and adolescents].

[Article in Spanish]

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Departamento de Pediatría, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Concepción.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Celiac disease is more common in patients with insulin dependent diabetes than in the general population.

AIM:

To detect celiac disease in diabetic children and adolescents.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

IgA antigliadin, IgG antireticulin and IgG antiendomysium antibodies were measured in 67 diabetic children (35 female), aged between 4 and 18 years old.

RESULTS:

Only one male adolescent, aged 18 years old, without gastrointestinal symptoms, had a significant elevation of antireticulin and antiendomysium antibodies. His intestinal biopsy showed subtotal villous atrophy, consistent with celiac disease.

CONCLUSIONS:

The prevalence of celiac disease in these diabetic children is 1:67 (1.5%). Similar figures have been reported elsewhere.

PMID:
9674299
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