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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2011, Article ID 970143, 3 pages
Case Report

Psychosis and Silent Celiac Disease in a Down Syndrome Adolescent: A Case Report

Clínica de Neuropediatría, Dra. Amparo Morant, Calle Jesús 101-7a, 46007 Valencia, Spain

Received 3 October 2011; Accepted 26 October 2011

Academic Editor: N. Arslan

Copyright © 2011 Amparo Morant. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Celiac disease is an autoimmune systemic disorder. It presents gastrointestinal and nongastrointestinal manifestations as well as associated conditions. We report a 16-year-old Down syndrome girl who presented psychosis symptomatology, and she was diagnosed as having silent celiac disease. Olanzapine treatment and gluten-free diet were satisfactory. It is necessary to consider celiac disease in Down syndrome patients with psychiatric symptoms, mainly psychotic symptomatology.