Coincidence or causality: Celiac and Crohn diseases in a case of Turner syndrome

Durusu M., Gurlek A., Simsek H., Balaban Y., Tatar G.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF THE MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.329, no.4, pp.214-216, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


We describe a 29-year-old woman presenting with chronic diarrhea, growth retardation, and primary amenorrhea who was diagnosed as having celiac disease coexisting with Crohn disease and Turner syndrome. The association of Turner syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease is reviewed with insights into the genetics of immunologic disorders and possible chromosomal derangements leading to inflammatory bowel disease. To our knowledge, this is the first case of Crohn disease associated with celiac disease and Turner syndrome.