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Case report
Pregnancy and coeliac disease
  1. Kim Boers1,
  2. Tom Vlasveld2 and
  3. Roxy van der Waart1
  1. 1Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Haaglanden Medical Centre, Bronovo Hospital, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
  2. 2Haematology, Haaglanden Medical Centre, Bronovo Hospital, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kim Boers; kim.boers{at}


Coeliac disease (CD) is a small bowel disorder known for its intestinal manifestations like diarrhoea and weight loss. Less known are the extraintestinal manifestations of CD like haematological abnormalities but also altered female reproduction and pregnancy outcomes. Especially, undiagnosed CD may lead to adverse reproductive outcomes such as intrauterine growth restriction, stillbirth and preterm birth. In diagnosed and treated CD, adverse pregnancy outcomes might be prevented.

  • coeliac disease
  • haematology (incl blood transfusion)
  • pregnancy
  • reproductive medicine
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  • Contributors RvdW wrote the manuscript; KB concepted, designed and reviewed the manuscript; and TV initiated the manuscript, analysed the clinical data and reviewed the manuscript. The patient was under the care of KB and TV.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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