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Can untreated celiac disease cause osteoarthritis and degenerative disk disease?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: No

No it cannot but it can cause nonspecific muscle aches and pains.

In brief: No

No it cannot but it can cause nonspecific muscle aches and pains.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Please see this web site from mayo clinic, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/celiac-disease/DS00319/DSECTION=complications
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Possible

Loss of calcium and bone density.
With continued loss of fat in the stool, calcium and vitamin d may be lost in excessive amounts. This may result in osteomalacia, a softening of the bone that in children is also known as rickets, and loss of bone density (osteoporosis), a condition that leaves your bones fragile and prone to fracture.

In brief: Possible

Loss of calcium and bone density.
With continued loss of fat in the stool, calcium and vitamin d may be lost in excessive amounts. This may result in osteomalacia, a softening of the bone that in children is also known as rickets, and loss of bone density (osteoporosis), a condition that leaves your bones fragile and prone to fracture.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
There is no evidence that this rare situation occurs as a result of celiac disease.
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