SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Manifestation of Systemic Disease
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition where genetically predisposed individuals develop multisystem manifestations as a result of exposure to dietary proteins found in wheat, barley or rye. Pulmonary hemosiderosis is a well described complication of celiac disease in the pediatric population, where it is referred to as Lane-Hamilton Syndrome (LHS). Rare case reports of LHS occurring in adults are available; however to our knowledge no cohort studies investigating the pulmonary characteristics of the celiac population have been conducted. Here we report the pulmonary function test (PFT) characteristics of a cohort of patients with celiac disease from our institution.