Table 1

Demographic data on the 25 celiac disease patients

Variable


Female; n

21 (81%)

Age; median (range), years

49 (21-68)

Reason for suspicion of celiac disease at diagnosis

Abdominal symptoms

23 (88%)

Anemia or malabsorption

16 (62%)

Extraintestinal manifestations*

9 (35%)

Screening in risk groups of celiac disease†

1 (4%)

Duration of gluten free diet; median (range), years

11 (2-34)

Family history of celiac disease, n

8 (31%)


*tooth enamel hypoplasia, hypothyreosis, growth delay

† family history of celiac disease

Lähdeaho et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2011 11:129   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-11-129

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