Monday, August 15, 2011

From Latin for Glue

Challenge: What has this patient been eating?

First image is in the public domain, second image shown under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License, third image shown under GNU Free Documentation License.


Jyrvindrial said...

It is coeliac disease

Anonymous said...

celiac w/ dermatitis herpetiformis, blunting of villi?

daisy said...

wheat -- he's got celiac disease.


dermatits herpetiformis from a gluten allergy

Craig Chen said...

From Latin for Glue

Glue in Latin is "gluten," the offending agent in Celiac disease. The first image shows dermatitis herpetiformis, erythematous papules, vesicles, or bullae that itch and burn intensely. The second image is a duodenoscopy showing scalloping of folds and "cracked-mud" appearance of mucosa. The third image shows blunting of villi, crypt hyperplasia, and lymphocyte infiltration. All these are consistent with celiac disease or gluten-sensitive enteropathy.

Sources: UpToDate; Wikipedia; MedlinePlus.