Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122512
Title:
Clinical presentation of adult coeliac disease
Authors:
Tajuddin, T; Razif, S; Thorne, J; Murray, FE
Affiliation:
Department of Gastroenterology, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122512
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The mode of presentation of coeliac disease has been changing to more atypical or silent disease. Few studies described the clinical presentation of adult coeliac disease in Ireland in recent years. We retrospectively collected the clinical data for all patients who had a diagnosis of coeliac disease made in our centre between January 07 and December 08. Forty seven adults, predominantly females (n=30), had a confirmed diagnosis of coeliac disease made during the study period. In our patient cohort, the presenting symptom was diarrhoea in 19 (40%) patients, while 16 patients (34%) did not have any G.I. symptoms, 10 (21%) presented with anaemia. Females presented at a significantly younger age compared to males, with median ages at diagnosis of 44.5 and 57 years, respectively (p=0.04). Females also presented more commonly with non G.I. symptoms (p=0.07). The reasons behind this gender difference need further study.
Keywords:
PUBLIC HEALTH
Local subject classification:
COELIAC DISEASE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTajuddin, Ten
dc.contributor.authorRazif, Sen
dc.contributor.authorThorne, Jen
dc.contributor.authorMurray, FEen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-21T10:17:12Z-
dc.date.available2011-02-21T10:17:12Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/122512-
dc.descriptionThe mode of presentation of coeliac disease has been changing to more atypical or silent disease. Few studies described the clinical presentation of adult coeliac disease in Ireland in recent years. We retrospectively collected the clinical data for all patients who had a diagnosis of coeliac disease made in our centre between January 07 and December 08. Forty seven adults, predominantly females (n=30), had a confirmed diagnosis of coeliac disease made during the study period. In our patient cohort, the presenting symptom was diarrhoea in 19 (40%) patients, while 16 patients (34%) did not have any G.I. symptoms, 10 (21%) presented with anaemia. Females presented at a significantly younger age compared to males, with median ages at diagnosis of 44.5 and 57 years, respectively (p=0.04). Females also presented more commonly with non G.I. symptoms (p=0.07). The reasons behind this gender difference need further study.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTHen
dc.subject.otherCOELIAC DISEASEen
dc.titleClinical presentation of adult coeliac diseaseen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Gastroenterology, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9en
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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