Celiac Disease Presenting With Low Back Pain: Do Not Forget OsteomalaciaUlasli, Alper Murat MD; Saracoğlu, Meryem MD; Genc, Hakan MD; Erdem, Hatice Rana MDAuthor Information From the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey. All authors have no conflicts of interests. Patient consent form for publication of her case report has been taken. Reprints: Alper Murat Ulasli, MD, Sağlik Bakanliği Ankara Eğitim ve ArasS̨tirma Hastanesi Ulucanlar Caddesi, Altindagğ, Ankara, Turkey. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Endocrinologist: September/October 2010 - Volume 20 - Issue 5 - pp 222-223 doi: 10.1097/TEN.0b013e3181f660e9 Buy Metrics Abstract A 27-year-old woman presented with low back pain and weakness of lower extremities. Concomitant disc lesions on magnetic resonance imaging and radiculopathic changes detected with electromyography indicated lumbar discopathy. Pain and weakness progressed even after discectomy. She also had osteomalacia as a primary manifestation of celiac disease. She had dramatic improvement of the back pain and weakness with vitamin D and calcium supplementation and a gluten-free diet. Celiac disease can present with osteomalacia and low back pain can result from the complications. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.