Summary

DOI: 10.1373/Clinchem.2007.095984

A 75-year-old woman from an outside hospital was referred because of continued signs and symptoms of celiac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy) that persisted despite self-reported adherence to a gluten-free diet. The patient reported excessive gas, bowel distension, a 15-pound weight loss over the past few years, insomnia, and a rash over her lower extremities. The patient had required hospitalizations, intravenous fluids, and continuing therapy with corticosteroids for 6 months.