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Celiac symptoms in Fibromyalgia patients
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Celiac Symptoms in Fibromyalgia Patients
Celiac symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia: a cross-sectional study.
By Juan Miguel García-Leiva, et al.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome associated with numerous somatic symptoms including gastrointestinal manifestations of nonspecific nature. Celiac disease and nongluten sensitivity frequently evolve in adults with gastrointestinal and extraintestinal symptoms similar to those found among patients with fibromyalgia.
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the presence of celiac-type symptoms among patients with fibromyalgia in comparison with healthy subjects and with those experienced by adult celiac patients and subjects with gluten sensitivity.
A list of typical celiac-type symptoms was developed, comparing the frequency of presentation of these symptoms between patients with fibromyalgia (N = 178) and healthy subjects (N = 131), in addition to those of celiac patients and gluten-sensitive patients reported in the literature.
The symptomatological similarity of both pathologies, especially gastrointestinal symptoms, suggests that at least a subgroup of patients with fibromyalgia could experience subclinical celiac disease or nonceliac gluten intolerance.
Source: Rheumatology International, August 15, 2014. By Juan Miguel García-Leiva, Jorge Luis Ordóñez Carrasco, Mahmoud Slim and Elena P. Calandre. Instituto de Neurociencias "Federico Olóriz", Universidad de Granada, Avenida de Madrid, 11, 18012, Granada, Spain.
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