Celiac Disease in South Jordan: The Typical and the Atypical
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Mu’tah University, Alkarak 61710, Jordan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Eyad Altamimi, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Faculty of Medicine, Mu’tah University
Alkarak 61710, Jordan
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Received Date: September 13, 2012; Accepted Date: October 25, 2012; Published Date: October 27, 2012
Citation: Altamimi E (2012) Celiac Disease in South Jordan: The Typical and the Atypical. Pediat Therapeut 2:134. doi:10.4172/2161-0665.1000134
Copyright: © 2012 Altamimi E. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune enteropathy in genetically susceptible individuals triggered by exposure to wheat gluten. Celiac disease presented classically with malabsorption related symptoms. The term “atypical” celiac disease is used to describe patients presenting with extraintestinal symptoms, positive serology and typical small intestinal changes. Few studies had addressed atypical or silent CD in the Middle East. In this case series we are presenting the first cases of CD diagnosed at our new service at South Jordan. The small number limits any statistical conclusions, but it shows that the non-classical presentations are not uncommon in our rural community.