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Vol. 21 - Num. 83

Clinical Reviews in Digestive Diseases

Celiac disease presenting with pica: case report

Sara Vila-Bedmara, Paola Karina Gianninib, Rubén Gallardo Gallegoc, Iván Carabaño Aguadod, Enrique Salcedo Lobatoe, Marta Germán Díaze, Enrique Medina Beníteze

aMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
bPediatra. CS San Cristóbal. Madrid. España.
cMIR-Anatomía Patológica. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
dServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
eSección de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: S Vila-Bedmar. E-mail: vilabed@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Vila-Bedmar S, Giannini PK, Gallardo Gallego R, Carabaño Aguado I, Salcedo Lobato E, Germán Díaz M, et al. Celiac disease presenting with pica: case report. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2019;21:275-8.

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Abstract

Pica is defined as the ingestion of non-nutritive substances for more than a month. This disorder may be secondary to neurologic or psychiatric illnesses (mental retardation, autism, personality disorders), but it can also be the expression of nutritional deficit, such as iron deficiency. In cases of refractory iron deficiency an underlying malabsorptive condition should be ruled out. Here we present the case of a school-age child diagnosed with pica related to celiac disease.

Keywords

Celiac disease Pica

 

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