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Postgrad Med J 70:51-53 doi:10.1136/pgmj.70.819.51
  • Research Article

Persistent monoarthritis and occult coeliac disease.

  1. A. A. Borg,
  2. P. T. Dawes,
  3. C. H. Swan,
  4. T. E. Hothersall
  1. Staffordshire Rheumatology Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.

      Abstract

      Arthritis is a recognized complication of untreated coeliac disease. Symptoms and signs usually respond to the institution of a gluten-free diet. We report a case of occult coeliac disease presenting as a monoarthritis. Severe and progressive erosive damage has occurred in his talo-navicular joint despite a response to the institution of a gluten-free diet.