Table 3

Malabsorption

Reference values

At the diagnosis

After gluten-free diet

p-value

Mean

Range

Mean

Range


Blood hemoglobin

M: 13.4-16.7 g/dl

14.1

11.6-16.4

14.3

11.9-16.0

0.225

F: 11.7-15.5 g/dl

13.8

12.0-15.6

13.3

10.7-16.1

0.019

Serum iron

10-34 μmol/l

17

5-28

19

9-40

0.280

Serum ferritin

M: 20-275 μg/l

46

5-177

120

7-351

0.004

F: 7-205 μg/l

33

5-78

83

7-351

0.001

Serum vitamin B12

150-740 pmol/l

275

110-542

355

142-739

0.018

Erythrocyte folic acid

180-845 nmol/l

290

88-662

403

108-1292

0.058

Serum vitamin D25

22-103 nmol/l

45

15-77

64

29-97

< 0.001

Plasma phosphorus

0.71-1.53 mmol/l

0.94

0.59-1.19

0.93

0.72-1.24

0.382

Serum vitamin A

1.0-3.0 μmol/l

2.2

1.1-3.3

2.0

1.0-2.5

0.025

Serum vitamin E

12-48 μmol/l

30

10-42

35

25-65

0.005

Serum ionized calcium

1.15-1.30 mmol/l

1.23

1.15-1.33

1.22

1.15-1.32

0.049


Malabsorption parameters at the diagnosis and after gluten-free diet in 32 screen-detected older celiac disease patients. Some of the patients received also vitamin or iron supplements, see the text.

Vilppula et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2011 11:136   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-11-136

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