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Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 2000 June;46(2):99-104

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Hypocalcemic tetany due to coeliac disease. May this symptoms disappear?

Baldini V., Casella G., Perego D., Morcelli E., Fraterrigo R. T.


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We described a rare case of hypocalcemia whit tetanic symptoms. This condition of our patient could be avoided if some symptoms, present from many years, were diagnosed as factors related to corliac disease. anemia was present from many years and it was more important during four pregnancies. The appearance of diffuse bone pain from two years is correlated to a metabolic osreopathy due to coelic disease. Unexplained increase of liver enzymes is an expression of coeliac disease. We stress the importance to always considet extra-intestinal manifestation of coeliac diseaase in every patients, because this diases has an high incidence (1 in 200 people). Our patient could had important clinical advantages, if his disease was diagnosed by extra-intestinal alterations (anaemia, bone pain and increased blood levels of liver enmzymes in our patient). Coeliac disease must be researched in every different and particular clinical and sub-clinical manifestation; in 65% of all cases, the patients with coeliac disease haven't gastrointestinal symptoms.

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