The Coexistence of Coeliac Disease, Psoriasis and Vitiligo

AKARSU S., FETİL E., İLKNUR T., Yucel G., LEBE B., Gunes A. T.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.44, no.2, pp.102-104, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.44.102
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-104
  • Keywords: Psoriasis, vitiligo, coeliac disease, CUTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS, ANTIBODIES, GLIADIN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


It has been defined that coeliac disease is associated with most of the autoimmune diseases including psoriasis and vitiligo. Here, a 26-year-old woman who was diagnosed palmoplantar pustular psoriasis and already had coeliac disease and vitiligo is reported. According to our opinions, this is the first report describing the development of these three disorders in one patient, even though vitiligo, psoriasis and coeliac disease are common disorders, and the coexistence of the two of them has been previously reported in the literature. This case has been presented to emphasize the importance of considering and inquiring the possible coeliac disease in chronic and autoimmune dermatoses, although psoriasis and vitiligo may have coincidental associations with coeliac disease. (Turkderm 2010; 44: 102-4)