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Non responsive celiac disease due to coexisting hereditary fructose intolerance

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Celiac disease is associated with several genetic disorders, but its association with hereditary fructose intolerance is rare. Hereditary fructose intolerance is a rare autosomal recessive disease of fructose metabolism presenting as vomiting after intake of fructose. An association between these two distinct genetic gastrointestinal disorders is important as treatment failure of celiac disease calls for careful evaluation for hereditary fructose intolerance. We report a patient with an association of these two disorders.

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The authors are grateful to Dr Madhavi Sharma, Pathologist, Fortis Escorts Hospital for laboratory support.

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Bharadia, L., Shivpuri, D. Non responsive celiac disease due to coexisting hereditary fructose intolerance. Indian J Gastroenterol 31, 83–84 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12664-012-0169-1

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Keywords

  • Failure to thrive
  • Hepatomegaly