Rheumatic presentations are commonBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39346.499005.3A (Published 27 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:627
- Alastair L Hepburn, consultant rheumatologist
- Worthing Hospital, Worthing BN11 2DH
Hopper et al highlight the non-specific way in which coeliac disease can present in adults 1. Presentations to rheumatology services are not uncommon with symptoms including fatigue, weakness, non-specific arthralgia, muscle cramps, and myalgia. A good argument therefore exists for screening for this disease when patients present with what may seem initially to be fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue …
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