Atypical Celiac Disease and Concomitant Autoimmune Hepatitis

Gokce S., Durmaz O. S. , Celtik C., Aydogan A. , Gungor M. G. , Sokucu S.

TRAKYA UNIVERSITESI TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.26, no.3, pp.273-276, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.273-276
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Celiac disease (CD) was diagnosed in a 10-year-old boy who was presented with refractory iron deficiency anemia (IDA), hypertransaminasemia and short stature. Anemia resolved within one month after the institution of gluten-free diet. We performed liver biopsy because of hypergamaglobulinemia and high titers of smooth muscle antibody. On the basis of histologic findings together with clinical and laboratory findings, type 1 autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) was diagnosed. We aimed to report a CD case displaying more than one type of atypical pictures. Concomitant AN and unusual rapid response of hepatitis to conventional treatment are also emphasized.