ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Sarcoidosis, Celiac Disease and Deep Venous Thrombosis: a Rare Association
Gökhan Çelik 1, Aydın Çiledağ 1, Akın Kaya 1, Onur Keskin 2, Arzu Ensari 3, Ayça Karabörk 3
1Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5174/tutfd.2010.03637.1
Pages : 450-452


Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology and it may rarely be associated with a second disorder. Celiac disease is an immune-mediated enteropathy characterized with malabsorption caused by gluten intolerance, and several reports indicate an association between celiac disease and sarcoidosis. In addition, although celiac disease is associated with several extraintestinal pathologies, venous thrombosis has been rarely reported. Herein we present a rare case report of a patient with a diagnosis of sarcoidosis, celiac disease and deep venous thrombosis because of the rare association of these disorders. The patient was admitted with abdominal pain, weight loss, chronic diarrhea and a 5-day history of swelling in her right leg. A diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis was achieved by doppler ultrasonographic examination. The diagnosis of celiac disease was made by biopsy of duodenal mucosa and supported with elevated serum level of anti-gliadin IgA and IgG, and a diagnosis of sarcoidosis was achieved by transbronchial needle aspiration from the subcarinal lymph node during flexible bronchoscopy.

Keywords : Sarcoidosis, celiac, venous thrombosis

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