Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2017 Apr 27. Epub 2017 Apr 27.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
Objectives: Coeliac disease (CD) is a chronic immune-mediated small intestine enteropathy precipitated by gluten in genetically predisposed individuals. Adult presentation is often atypical and malabsorption of vitamins and minerals is common, with a consequent disturbance of bone metabolism. We aim to evaluate laboratory deficiencies related to bone metabolism and the relationship between severity of histological damage and degree of bone mass loss at diagnosis of CD. Read More