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Celiac disease and intussusception – a rare but important association

Journal Volume 85 - 2022
Issue Fasc.1 - Case reports
Author(s) P. Goyal 1, S. Nohria 2, C. Singh Grewal 2, R. Sehgal 2, O. Goyal 2
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(1) Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
(2) Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India

Most of the cases of intussusception in children are labeled as idiopathic and not usually investigated. Only rare cases of chronic or recurrent intussusception receive greater attention and further investigations. Celiac disease appears to be associated with modestly increased risk of intussusception, although most of these cases remain asymptomatic. Debate still continues as to whether all patients of intussusception should be screened for celiac disease. We present case of a 7 years old child who presented with recurrent intussusception, underwent laparotomy initially and was later diagnosed to have celiac disease.

Keywords: Celiac disease, gluten-free diet, intussusception.

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