Celiac disease presenting with chilblains in an adolescent girl

Nicole E St Clair, Caroline Choi Kim, Gaith Semrin, Amy L. Woodward, Marilyn G. Liang, Jonathan N. Glickman, Alan M. Leichtner, Bryce A. Binstadt

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Abstract

Chilblains, or pernio, are cutaneous lesions that may accompany systemic illnesses including states of malnutrition and autoimmune diseases. We report an adolescent girl in whom chilblains were the chief presenting sign of celiac disease. A gluten-free diet led to weight gain and resolution of the chilblains. We speculate that in this patient, weight loss due to celiac disease contributed to the development of chilblains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-454
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Clair, N. E. S., Kim, C. C., Semrin, G., Woodward, A. L., Liang, M. G., Glickman, J. N., ... Binstadt, B. A. (2006). Celiac disease presenting with chilblains in an adolescent girl. Pediatric Dermatology, 23(5), 451-454. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1470.2006.00281.x