Celiac disease and diabetes mellitus diagnosed in a pediatric patient with hirschsprung disease

Alexandra Nicole Menchise, Adria A. Condino, Marc A. Levitt, Andre Hebra, Michael J. Wilsey

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Abstract

Hirschsprung disease is a disorder of neural crest migration characterized by intestinal aganglionosis along a variable segment of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a complex disorder associated with several syndromes. Celiac disease is an autoimmune enteropathy characterized by dietary intolerance to gluten proteins and can be associated with autoimmune conditions such as diabetes mellitus. Celiac disease can mimic Hirschsprung disease when presenting with constipation and abdominal distention. We present the case of celiac disease diagnosed in a patient with Hirschsprung disease who subsequently developed type one diabetes mellitus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalFetal and Pediatric Pathology
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Aganglionosis
  • Autoimmune enteropathy
  • Celiac disease
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hirschsprung disease
  • Human leukocyte antigen
  • Neurocristopathies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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