Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology

Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology
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ISSN: 2155-9899

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Kushak RI

Kushak RI


  • Research Article
    Anti Enterocyte Autoantibodies in Pediatric Celiac Disease
    Author(s): Lerner A, Kushak RI, Jeremias P, Matthias T and Winter HSLerner A, Kushak RI, Jeremias P, Matthias T and Winter HS

    Many aspects are shared between celiac disease and autoimmune enteropathy: symptoms, diagnosis by serological bio-markers, endoscopic findings, intestinal pathology, differential diagnosis, and pharmaceutical therapy in selected cases. Antibodies to tissue transglutaminase have been described in over 30% of patients with autoimmune enteropathy, but no anti-enterocyte antibodies were detected in a small population of pediatric celiac patients. The aim of the current study was to identify anti-enterocyte antibodies in pediatric patients with well-characterized celiac disease compared to a group of children with recurrent abdominal pain. Materials and methods: celiac disease (N=38) was diagnosed based on positive celiac serology (anti-neoepitope tissue transglutaminase (Aesku*) and/or anti endomysial antibodies) and small intestinal biopsy that was consiste.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9899.1000445

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