Prevalence of Celiac Disease among Cases of Irritable bowel Syndrome in Baghdad- Iraq
Keywords:Celiac disease, Gluten sensitivity, Irritable bowel syndrome, Anti tissue transglutaminase, Gluten free die
Celiac disease is a common illness need not to be mistaken as IBS or GI motility disorders and careful evaluation of IBS patients especially those with diarrhea predominant type may need to be considered.
This study disclose that about more than 12% of patients who had been already diagnosed as IBS is discovered to have positive serology of gluten sensitivity and the diagnosis of Celiac disease had been confirmed by histopathology study.
Though and careful evaluation of presumed cases of IBS especially those with poor response to conventional therapy or those who with atypical presentations is essentialin order to reach to an alternative diagnoses.
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