Diagnostic delay in clinical practice: A case report of Coeliac disease

  • Ahmedul Kabir Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Sudip Ranjan Deb Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Ruma Akhter Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Mamunur Rashid Bhuyian Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Pratyay Hasan Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
Keywords: Coeliac Disease, Vilious atrophy, Diagnostic delay

Abstract

Once considered a gastrointestinal disease of childhood affecting mainly whites, Coeliac Disease is now recognized as a systemic disease that may affect persons of any age and many races and ethnic groups. In this paper we present a case of a 60-year-old woman presented with protein-losing enteropathy associated with partial villous atrophy on distal duodenal biopsy. In Coeliac enteropathy the changes in intestinal permeability is sufficient to cause excessive loss of protein into the gut leading to hypoproteinaemia. The patient had presented with peripheral oedema without liver or renal impairment. The case emphasizes that clinicians should have a heightened suspicion about the disease that may be present at any age in both sexes and in a wide variety of clinical circumstances.

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Author Biography

Ahmedul Kabir, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka

 

 

Published
2016-08-05
How to Cite
Kabir, A., Deb, S., Akhter, R., Bhuyian, M., & Hasan, P. (2016). Diagnostic delay in clinical practice: A case report of Coeliac disease. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 7(1), 68-70. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v7i1.29152
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Case Reports