Coeliac disease as the cause of resistant sideropenic anaemia in children with Down's syndrome: case report.


INTRODUCTION Coeliac disease (CD) is a permanent intolerance of gluten, i.e., of gliadin and related proteins found in the endosperm of wheat, rye and barley. It is characterized by polygenic predisposition, autoimmune nature, predominantly asymptomatic or atypical clinical course, as well as by high prevalence in patients with Down's syndrome (DS) and some… (More)