Peter Kružliak, Eva Čičmancová
Celiac disease is a lifelong disease characterized by permanent gluten intolerance on autoimmune basis with impairment of mucous layer of the small intestine and alteration of immune system. The disease is manifested if genetically predisposed subject eats gluten-containing food. This protein complex is on superficial parts of cereals like wheat, barley, rye and oats. It is manifested by various clinical forms. This disease is worldwide markedly subdiagnosed and lately diagnosed or lately treated celiac disease might have numerous severe complications. We present a clinical case of a young polymorbid patient who had presented with dyspeptic complications and diagnosed by an out-patient internist as chronic pancreatitis. The patient developed a rare, life threatening complication of celiac disease – intestinal intususcepcy with volvule and stercoran peritonitis.