A Case of Sequential Development of Celiac Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

William Dickey


Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007;4(8):463-467. 

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Patients can develop, or present with, celiac disease at any stage in life. Previous negative test results do not preclude the diagnosis of celiac disease at a later date. The possibility of additional pathology should be considered, particularly in older patients whose symptoms fail to respond, or who later relapse, despite the exclusion of gluten from their diet. Diarrhea and anemia, in particular, should prompt colonoscopy. In patients with celiac disease there is an increased prevalence of not only microscopic colitis, but also ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

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