No popular authors found.
Ads by Google:

Categories

No categories found.


Get Celiac.com's E-Newsletter





Ads by Google:


Follow / Share


  FOLLOW US:
Twitter Facebook Google Plus Pinterest RSS Podcast Email  Get Email Alerts
SHARE:

Popular Articles

No popular articles found.
Celiac.com Sponsors:

Celiac Disease Missed as Cause of Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Br J Haematol 2000;111:898-901.

Celiac.com 02/15/2001 - As reported in the December issue of the British Journal of Haematology, Dr. D. J. Unsworth of Southmead Hospital in Bristol, UK, and colleagues examined 483 blood samples that were found to be anemic (hemoglobin <11 g/dL for women, <13.5 g/dL for men). Of this group, 28 women (26 premenopausal) and 4 men tested positive for IgA anti-endomysial antibodies, and were further tested for celiac disease. 25 from this group underwent endoscopic small intestinal biopsies, and 22 of them had histological changes compatible with celiac disease. Of the group of 22, twenty-one were women, and none of them had been previously tested for the possibility of celiac disease.

Ads by Google:

Results: The researchers found that by screening anemic adults for celiac disease they ended up with a detection rate of 6%, compared with 0% detection of celiac disease using EDTA blood samples from 250 non-anemic blood donors.

Conclusion: Celiac disease in menstruating women is under-investigated as a potential cause of iron-deficiency anemia. Celiac disease serology is easy, cheap and reliable, and the researchers recommend that all cases of anemia with an uncertain cause, including when the only cause is though to be menstruation, be tested for celiac disease-associated autoantibodies.

Celiac.com welcomes your comments below (registration is NOT required).












2 Responses:

 
Carol
Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on
24 Jun 2010 9:43:34 AM PDT
I have to take ferritin (iron) supplement because celiac disease apparently affects one's absorption of iron. Have noticed what appears to be clusters of hemosiderin deposits on feet near ankles.

 
Yvonne
Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingempty Unrated
said this on
29 Jul 2013 10:17:46 PM PDT
I recently found out that I now have celiac, however with all that I am learning about it, I am realizing that I may have had it my whole life, but it recently just went into over drive. I am 46 and am perimenopausal, heavy periods, and am hypoglycemic, and anemic and that my hypoglycemia never went away after having my daughter due to already having symptoms of or early stages of celiac. I now suffer with headaches, fatigue, restlessness at night, nausea and heightened hunger pains, and almost no energy, or strength!




Rate this article and leave a comment:
Rating: * Poor Excellent
Your Name *: Email (private) *:




In Celiac.com's Forum Now:


My son is 5 and his symptoms are all behavioral and neurological. If he eats a few pretzels he will develop something called a stereotypy where his fingers become sort of stuck in distorted positions for days. If he eats gluten he also experiences auditory and visual hallucinations, insomnia, los...

Well.... it can be... the plastic lid on the lovely chicken salad you brought for lunch sticks, you pull too hard and it, and half your salad going flying all over the company computer?

@cyclinglady I heard that there were problems with Armour Thyroid when it came to gluten a few years ago. I thought it was no longer safe? @MegamaniacI had forgot to put that in my original post that I have a lot of issues with anxiety as well. I've never actually been officially diagnosed w...

He left a voicemail (which I was really thankful for bc it is SO hard to get ahold of someone) and said the celiac panel came back positive and told me to start a gluten free diet and asked me to call him. He said he was going to set me up with a nutritionist. I will definitely check out the newb...

No I don't know what that is. The school's been understanding but I just can't have her hurting the other kids were attacking the principal so I've decided to keep her home until she starts acting normal again. She has not been officially diagnosed with celiacs we have an appointment soon. Sh...