Arthritis associated with gluten-sensitive enteropathy

J Rheumatol. 1986 Feb;13(1):201-4.


A 15-year-old girl, with synovitis of the knees and ankles for 3 years before a diagnosis of gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is described. The enteropathy was confirmed histologically and on the basis of a clinical response to a gluten-free diet. The arthritis also resolved promptly, suggesting that it was associated with the bowel disorder.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Arthritis / etiology*
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / diagnosis
  • Biopsy
  • Celiac Disease / complications*
  • Celiac Disease / diagnosis
  • Celiac Disease / diet therapy
  • Celiac Disease / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intestine, Small / pathology