Celiac disease associated with B-cell lymphoma.


ORUÇ N. , Ozutemiz O. , Tekin F. , SEZAK M. , TUNÇYÜREK M., Krasinskas A. M. , ...More

The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology, vol.21, no.2, pp.168-71, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4318/tjg.2010.0077
  • Title of Journal : The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-71

Abstract

Celiac disease is a gluten-induced enteropathy controlled by gluten restriction. Celiac disease is occasionally associated with T-cell lymphoma. We report a case with celiac disease who presented with duodenal ulcer-like symptoms and endoscopic findings. The persistent symptoms despite a strict diet led to the suspicion of an associated malignancy. Intensive evaluation revealed a case with celiac disease associated with B-cell lymphoma. Although B-cell lymphoma is rare, it should be kept in mind especially in female patients with persistent symptoms and refractory celiac disease.