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Journal:   HEPATITIS MONTHLY   JANUARY 2011 , Volume 11 , Number 1 (30); Page(s) 41 To 41.
 
Paper: 

ARE NONINTESTINAL INFLAMMATORY DISEASES AND CELIAC DISEASE LINKED?, LETTER TO EDITOR

 
 
Author(s):  BERGAMASCHI R.*
 
* NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE MONDINO, INTERDEPARTMENT RESEARCH CENT ER FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSISVIA MONDINO 2, 27100 PAVIA, ITALY
 
Abstract: 

In their retrospective study, Leonardi and La Rosa (2010) did not find any instances of celiac disease (CD) among hepatitis Bvirus carrier patients (1). CD is an inflammatory, immune-mediated intestinal disorder triggered by ingested wheat gluten in genetically susceptible individuals (2). Leonardi and La Rosa (2010) found CD antibodies (immunoglobulin A and G antigliadin( in 11.6% of the cases, but no patient had immunoglobulin A antiendomysium or immunoglobulin A antitissue transglutaminase; consequently, a diagnosis of CD was ruled out...

 
Keyword(s): CELIAC, VIRUS HEPATITIS
 
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