Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Revealing Coelic Disease

  • Hana ZOUBEIDI Department of Internal Medicine, Rabta hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Thouraya Ben Salem Department of Internal Medicine, Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Imed Ben Ghorbel Department of Internal Medicine, Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Mohamed Habib Houman Department of Internal Medicine, Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia


Coeliac disease, Malabsorption Syndromes, retinal vein occlusion, thrombosis.


Introduction: Thrombosis has been widely reported in coeliac disease (CD) but central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) is rarely described.

Case presentation: A 27-year-old woman presented with acute visual loss and was diagnosed with CRVO. Her protein S and protein C levels were low and CD was diagnosed on the basis of endoscopic, immunological and histological results. A gluten-free diet resulted in favourable evolution.

Conclusion: CD should be considered in young patients with thrombosis, especially if in an unusual location. Treatment is based on a gluten-free diet.



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  • Published: 2016-11-28

    Issue: Vol. 3 No. 7 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    ZOUBEIDI H, Ben Salem T, Ben Ghorbel I, Houman MH. Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Revealing Coelic Disease. EJCRIM 2016;3 doi:10.12890/2016_000492.

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