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Abstract Title:

Proximal myopathy as an unusual presenting feature of celiac disease.

Abstract Source:

Clin Rheumatol. 2005 Feb;24(1):76-8. Epub 2004 Sep 2. PMID: 15349797

Abstract Author(s):

Erkan Kozanoglu, Sibel Basaran, M Kamil Goncu

Article Affiliation:

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cukurova University Medical Faculty, 01330 Adana, Turkey. ekozanoglu@yahoo.com

Abstract:

A 37-year-old woman presented with back pain, diffuse musculoskeletal pain, and muscle weakness without marked gastrointestinal symptoms. She complained of difficulty in walking and bilateral hip pain for the preceding year. Clinical examination revealed proximal muscle weakness especially in the lower extremities and a waddling gait pattern. Laboratory parameters and radiographic findings revealed the diagnosis of osteomalacia. The etiology of osteomalacia was investigated and a diagnosis of celiac disease was established. As osteomalacia symptoms may be the only presenting feature of celiac disease, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with proximal muscle weakness and diffuse musculoskeletal pain.

Study Type : Commentary

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