Celiac disease and glycogenic acanthosis: a new association?

Suoglu O., Emiroglu H., Sokucu S., Cantez S., Cevikbas U., Saner G.

ACTA PAEDIATRICA, vol.93, no.4, pp.568-570, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08035250410023836
  • Journal Name: ACTA PAEDIATRICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.568-570
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


A 6-y-old boy and an 8-y-old girl were admitted to our clinic with anaemia and failure to thrive. Laboratory tests revealed iron deficiency anaemia and positive antigliadin antibodies in both of the patients. Slightly raised grey-white plaques were observed on oesophageal mucosa during endoscopical investigation of the patients. While intestinal mucosal samples confirmed diagnosis of celiac disease histologically, histopathological assessment of oesophageal lesions demonstrated glycogenic acanthosis. Since glycogenic acanthosis associated with celiac disease hasn't been reported in the literature previously to our knowledge, case reports of our patients were presented.