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Celiac crisis is a life threatening and very rare complication of Celiac disease. Clinically, it is characterized by severe diarrhoea, dehydration, abdominal distension and metabolic disturbances like hypokalaemia, hypomagnesaemia, hypocalcaemia, hypoproteinemia and shock. A 5- year-old boy with chronic diarrhoea, weight loss, abdominal distension, pedal oedema, severe undernutrition and vomiting was presented to paediatric unit. He was diagnosed with celiac disease presenting with celiac crisis. Child was treated with short course corticosteroid therapy and rapidly recovered over a period of 5 days.
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Author(s): Om Shankar Chaurasiya Sapna Gupta Bobby Sadawarti Chhavi Jaiswal
Celiac disease, Celiac crisis, Corticosteroid