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CABRAL RODRIGUEZ, R. et al. Adult oligosymptomatic coeliac disease. An. Med. Interna (Madrid) [online]. 2004, vol.21, n.12, pp.35-37. ISSN 0212-7199.

Coeliac disease is a chronic pathology of the small intestine. The pathogenic mechanism is caused by gluten intolerance. This disease present a characteristic and inespecific injurie that causes nutrients and vitamines malabsorption. In adults is an underdiagnosed entity due to atipycal forms. To make a premature diagnosis is basic because gluten-free diet prevent the complications after long-term like the intestinal T lymphoma and other digestives malignancies, and decrease the mortality of these patients. We present a case of adult oligosymptomatic coeliac disease in a patient with iron deficiency anaemia and vaginal bleending. We study the clinic-nutrition and the alterations evolution of the patient.

Keywords : Coeliac disease; Malabsorption; Anaemia; Taetania; Haemorrhage; Intestinal T lymphoma.

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