Coeliac disease and multiple immunodeficiencies: case report of a diagnostic dilemma.

Sabiha Anis, Rajesh Kumar, Zaigham Abbas, Syed Mujahid Hassan, Nasir Hassan Luck, Rana Muzaffar

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Coeliac disease (CD) often coexists with other autoimmune and primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID), creating a problem in timely diagnosis and management. An unusual case of coeliac disease that was difficult to diagnose and manage because of its unusual clinical presentation. Initially diagnosed as celiac disease but showed poor response to standard therapy is reported. Frequent attacks of opportunistic infections led to immunodeficiency work-up that revealed natural killer cell (NK) deficiency with low serum IgA and IgG2 levels. The patient eventually succumbed to recurrent infections. The co-existence of PID is unusual in a patient with CD. This case report highlights the importance of investigating PID in patients with autoimmunity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)730-732
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012


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