Oral and dental issues may signal a need for early investigation of celiac disease. - GreenMedInfo Summary
The oral manifestations of celiac disease: information for the pediatric dentist.
Pediatr Dent. 2012 ;34(7):485-8. PMID: 23265166
Department of Propedeutics and Integrated Clinic, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article was to present a literature review of oral manifestations reported by celiac disease patients.
METHODS: A review of the published literature for oral manifestations present in celiac disease patients was conducted from the following databases: PubMed(®); MEDLINE; Web of Science; Science Direct; and Scielo.
RESULTS: According to some literature studies, prevalence of enamel defects and recurrent aphthous stomatitis was observed in approximately 10% to 96% and 4% to 41% of 2- to 86-year-old celiac patients, respectively.
CONCLUSION: The presence of these clinical features in children may signal the need for early investigation of possible celiac disease, especially in asymptomatic cases.