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Woman's worrying weight loss took years to be diagnosed

A healthy but overweight woman changed her diet and lost a lot of weight. However, other persistant symptoms such as abdominal bloating, intermittent diarrhea and fatigue continued to plague her. Doctors could not find anything wrong. Several years later, she was prevented from donating blood due to anaemia and eventually her hematologist-oncologist worked out she had celiac's disease.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Boston Globe

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About: Woman's worrying weight loss took years to be diagnosed

Date: 15 June 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

Author: Terry L. Schraeder


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