Celiac Disease (Sprue) Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Nov 29, 2019
  • Author: Stephan U Goebel, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Sartans are angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) (eg, olmesartan, losartan, valsartan). Several reports indicate that these drugs, particularly olmesartan, can cause severe diarrhea, weight loss, and villous atrophy, findings that can mimic celiac disease (sprue). [16, 17, 18, 19] Therefore, sartan-induced diarrhea should be included in the differential diagnosis for celiac disease.



Differential Diagnoses