Case Report
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World J Med Genet. Jul 20, 2022; 10(1): 1-6
Published online Jul 20, 2022. doi: 10.5496/wjmg.v10.i1.1
Celiac sprue - a cryptic disease: A case report
Lisa R Maness
Lisa R Maness, Clinical Laboratory Science, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC 27110, United States
Author contributions: Dr. Lisa Maness wrote the entire article in full.
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Corresponding author: Lisa R Maness, PhD, Associate Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science, Winston-Salem State University, 601 S Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27110, United States.
Received: April 1, 2022
Peer-review started: April 1, 2022
First decision: April 28, 2022
Revised: April 29, 2022
Accepted: June 20, 2022
Article in press: June 20, 2022
Published online: July 20, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: More studies are needed that correlate infectious agents such as Epstein-Barr virus and varicella zoster virus to celiac disease (CD). In addition, further in-depth studies on this particular patient, as well as others, may yield more information on immune status of patients with CD. This case and others demonstrate that more health care practitioners should understand that shingles can occur in patients outside of those recommended for vaccination; delaying treatment places patients more at risk. Practitioners also need to better understand CD, its wide range of symptoms, and its relationship to other infectious agents.