Refractory iron deficiency anemia as the primary clinical manifestation of celiac disease.

  title={Refractory iron deficiency anemia as the primary clinical manifestation of celiac disease.},
  author={R. Mody and P. I. Brown and D. Wechsler},
  journal={Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology},
  volume={25 2},
  • R. Mody, P. I. Brown, D. Wechsler
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology
  • In the absence of dietary insufficiency, iron deficiency is usually caused by chronic blood loss or intestinal malabsorption. Celiac disease is one of the most common causes of intestinal malabsorption during childhood, and its association with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus has been previously reported. Here the authors describe an otherwise asymptomatic diabetic adolescent boy with iron deficiency anemia that was not responsive to oral iron therapy. A diagnosis of celiac disease was made… CONTINUE READING
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