Celiac disease associated with obstinate constipation: a case report
Key words: Constipation, Coeliac disease, Case report
Coeliac disease (CD) may have a variety of differential gastrointestinal or not gastrointestinal presentation. Constipation is a common paediatric gastrointestinal symptom; most of the cases in children are due to functional gastrointestinal disorder and rarely the cause is a specific disease. CD is a rare cause of constipation refractory to conventional medical management. The paper reports a case of a child with history of obstinate constipation that has received the diagnosis of CD. The article describes an unusual clinical presentation of a common condition in children, such as CD. The gluten free diet induced an improvement of intestinal transit time.
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