Diagnosis of celiac disease in pregnancy and puerperium: think about it

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2002 Feb;81(2):180-1. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0412.2002.810219.x.


We report 10 cases of celiac disease (CD) diagnosed after a pregnancy. During late pregnancy and/or puerperium a latent CD may be unmasked, so patients with mild gastrointestinal symptoms or anemia in pregnancy should be investigated to detect the disease before it might seriously affect maternofetal health.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Celiac Disease / diagnosis*
  • Celiac Disease / therapy
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Postpartum Period
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*
  • Pregnancy Complications / therapy
  • Pregnancy Outcome*
  • Puerperal Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Puerperal Disorders / therapy
  • Risk Assessment