Celiac Disease Associated With Aplastic Anemia in a 6-Year-Old Girl

A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Omar Irfan; Sana Mahmood; Heera Nand; Gaffar Billoo


J Med Case Reports. 2018;12(16) 

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This is the fourth case report suggesting an association between CD and AA in children making it probable that an association between these two entities might be more common than expected. It is still debatable whether there should be a call for routine immunological testing for tissue transglutaminase antibodies in patients with AA. There is a need for studies focusing on this association since it has been a nonentity until recently.[8] All four pediatric cases regarding the CD–AA association have been reported from India or Pakistan as evident from Table 2. However, it is not possible to make a final statement linking the two on the data we have to date. This is why we believe there need to be larger studies to further explore this potential association.