Anemia

In both children and adults, iron-deficient anemia represents the most frequent extraintestinal symptom of subclinical celiac disease. Malabsorption of iron in the duodendum, as well as occult blood loss, can contribute to iron deficiency. The majority (51 to 84%) of children have iron deficiency at the time of diagnosis. The prevalence of celiac disease in adult patients with sideropenic anemia is 5 to 6%, whereas in the group not responding to iron therapy it can reach 20%. Iron replacement therapy, in addition to diet, should be considered in most patients with celiac disease.

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