The association of celiac disease with Down's syndrome is described in two patients who presented with features of the malabsorption syndrome. The diagnosis was readily made by peroral jejunal mucosal biopsy. Both patients responded clinically to dietary gluten withdrawal and one patient demonstrated a recrudescence of symptoms and reappearance of jejunal mucosal atrophy upon rechallenge with dietary gluten. Genetic considerations in the etiology of both disorders are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||The American Journal of Gastroenterology|
|State||Published - May 1983|
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