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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Laryngospasme: présentation inhabituelle d'une maladie coeliaque [Laryngospasm: unusual manifestation of celiac disease]
Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
Gluten-induced enteropathy or coeliac disease is a condition characterized by malabsorption and a variety of clinical manifestations. In adults, coeliac disease may be discovered while investigating iron-deficient anemia, bone pain or unexplained weight loss. We have recently diagnosed a case of gluten-induced enteropathy in an elderly woman whose symptoms were unusual. The patient had episodes of laryngospasm secondary to severe hypocalcemia and hypomagnesemia. The malabsorption syndrome was responsible for low levels of vitamin D, causing the electrolytic imbalance. Laryngospasm is a rare symptom of hypocalcemia and has not, to our knowledge, been described in the context of coeliac disease.
Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Celiac Disease, Duodenum, Female, Humans, Hypocalcemia, Laryngismus, Magnesium Deficiency
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