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Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition:
doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e31822a0128
Invited Review

Celiac Disease in Children With Diarrhea in 4 Cities in China

Wang, Xin-qiong*; Liu, Wei*; Xu, Chun-di*; Mei, Hong; Gao, Yuan; Peng, Han-ming; Yuan, Lan§; Xu, Jun-jie

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Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate whether celiac disease (CD) could be the cause of chronic diarrhea in Chinese patients.

Patients and Methods: During the period of January 2005 to December 2008, patients with chronic diarrhea in pediatric hospitals from 4 major cities (Shanghai, Wuhan, Jinan, and Chengdu) in China were included in the study. The clinical history, physical findings, and laboratory data were collected and analyzed.

Results: Among 199 patients with chronic diarrhea, 118 were enrolled in the study. Fourteen (11.9%) were diagnosed as being affected by CD.

Conclusions: The 14 patients are the first reported cases of CD in Chinese patients with chronic diarrhea.

Copyright 2011 by ESPGHAN and NASPGHAN


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