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  • Author: Abdelkader Rouabah x
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Characteristics of Celiac Disease in Childhood of Eastern Algeria


Objective: To determine the symptoms, associated pathologies and features of Childhood Celiac Disease in the population of eastern Algeria.

Study: The retrospective study was conducted in Pediatric Specialized Hospital of Sidi Mabrouk - Constantine. This study was based on data of 100 patients.

Results: In this sample, we noted a diversity of signs and associated pathology, a variety of digestive symptoms represented mainly by abdominal pain (59%), chronic diarrhea (51%) and vomiting (48%). Extra-digestive symptoms represented mainly by palorous skin and mucosa, delayed status and weight and stagnation of the weight with the percentages: 69%, 53% and 51% respectively. In addition, we noted biological disorders and a series associated pathologies namely: anemia (29%) and mouth ulcers (6%).

Conclusion: Childhood Celiac Disease (CD) of eastern Algeria can be expressed by a variety of digestive symptoms and gastrointestinal disorders (GI) in addition to a series of associated conditions.

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