There is an excellent article published in this month’s Consultant magazine titled “Atypical Celiac Disease: Could You Be Missing This Common Problem?” (free registration required to read the article). The article stresses the importance of considering celiac disease as a multisystem autoimmune disorder rather than an afterthought in patients who have diarrhea.
As the Table below shows, celiac disease can affect neurological, endocrine, cardiac, hepatic, rheumatologic, skin, and genetic systems.
The author acknowledges that celiac disease can be considered one of our generation’s “great masqueraders.”