Celiac Disease Presenting as Fever of Unknown Origin
|Cooney, Megan J.
|Celiac disease (CD) is a common autoimmune enteropathy that occurs, in affected individuals, with exposure to gluten in the diet and improves with removal of dietary gluten. Although CD is readily considered in patients with classical presentations of the disease, atypical manifestations may be the only presenting symptoms. We present a case of CD in a 16-year-old female presenting as fever of unknown origin, which has not been reported previously. The postulated mechanism for fever in CD and the importance of clinicians having a low threshold for considering CD in the differential diagnosis of fever of unknown origin and other enigmatic clinical presentations is discussed.
|Megan J. Cooney and Wael El-Matary, “Celiac Disease Presenting as Fever of Unknown Origin,” Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 676327, 2 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/676327
|Copyright © 2013 Megan J. Cooney and Wael El-Matary. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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