Late onset coeliac disease in the monozygotic twin of a coeliac child

Acta Paediatr Scand. 1987 Jan;76(1):172-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1987.tb10442.x.


A case of late onset coeliac disease (confirmed by serial intestinal biopsies) is described in the monozygotic twin of a coeliac patient. This is the second case reported in literature. The permanent discordance for coeliac disease in monozygotic twins is questioned.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Celiac Disease / genetics*
  • Celiac Disease / pathology
  • Child
  • Diseases in Twins*
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Mucosa / pathology
  • Male
  • Time Factors
  • Twins*
  • Twins, Monozygotic*