Posts Tagged ‘celiac disease’

12-Year-Old Girl with Irritability and Insomnia

Posted by Sara Fazio • May 24th, 2013

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 12-year-old girl with a history of celiac disease, anxiety, and depression was seen in the outpatient psychiatry clinic of this hospital because of irritability, hypersomnia, and multiple somatic symptoms. Psychotherapy and the administration of antidepressants were begun. Pediatric patients with somatization are likely to… Read More…

Celiac Disease

Posted by Jessica Ippolito • December 21st, 2012

The diagnosis of celiac disease involves serologic testing (generally for IgA anti–tissue transglutaminase antibodies first) followed by upper endoscopy with biopsy for confirmation in most patients. Patients with celiac disease should follow a lifelong, strict gluten-free diet.  The latest article in our Clinical Practice series, Celiac Disease, comes from Drs. Alessio Fasano and Carlo Catassi… Read More…

Abdominal Pain and Weight Loss

Posted by Sara Fazio • July 27th, 2012

In this week’s Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 59-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of 9 months of abdominal pain, vomiting, and weight loss. He was born in a Caribbean country and had been treated for intestinal strongyloidiasis years earlier. A diagnosis of celiac disease had recently been made. S…. Read More…