Table 1

Frequency of symptoms/sign among patients with coeliac disease and disease control subjects

Symptoms/signsPatients with coeliac disease (n=198)Disease control subjects (n=203)
Weight loss13 (6.57)*8 (3.94)
Diarrhoea/very‚ÄČloose stool68 (34.24)13 (6.40)
Iron deficiency anaemia54 (27.27)64 (31.53)
Abdominal pain26 (13.13)26 (12.81)
Reflux7 (3.53)43 (21.18)
Vomiting2 (1.01)5 (2.46)
Bloating16 (8.08)10 (4.93)
Constipation5 (2.53)0
Thyroiditis5 (2.53)0
short stature6 (3.03)2 (0.99)
Fatigue2 (1.01)2 (0.99)
Hypertransaminasaemia1 (0.51)0
Short stature1 (0.51)0
Epilepsy1 (0.51)0
Osteoporosis1 (0.51)0
  • Note: A low ferritin was found in 27% of patients with CD; however, 15% of cases had anaemia as their main presenting symptoms.

  • *Number (%).