Table 1

Gastrointestinal symptoms described at presentation by patients with “typical” coeliac disease (n=75)

SymptomNo with symptom (n=75)Coeliac patients with typical symptoms (%)
Diarrhoea5269.3
Constipation22.7
Steatorrhoea34.0
Abdominal distension2533.3
Abdominal pain4357.3
Flatulence2128.0
Borborygmus2634.7
Tenesmus3952.0
Reflux1114.7
Nausea34.0
Vomiting45.3