Celiachia, autoimmunita e altro: Sei famiglie e una lettera

Translated title of the contribution: Coeliac disease, autoimmunity and more: Six families and a letter

A. Ventura, P. Petaros, T. Gerarduzzi, G. Torre, S. Martelossi, M. Persic

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Six families are described where more than one component was diagnosed as coeliac. The reported cases provide strong evidence of both the genetic background and the broad clinical spectrum of gluten intolerance. Most cases did not show any gastrointestinal symptom and were diagnosed as a consequence of serological screening (EMA, htTG antibodies). Unexplained anemia, autoimmune disorders, multiple abortions were the conditions most frequently related to hidden gluten intolerance. Human tissue transglutaminase antibodies (htTG) showed an higher sensitivity in comparison to EMA in detecting familial cases of coeliac disease.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)19-26
Number of pages8
JournalMedico e Bambino
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 31 2000



  • Autoimmunity
  • Coeliac disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Ventura, A., Petaros, P., Gerarduzzi, T., Torre, G., Martelossi, S., & Persic, M. (2000). Celiachia, autoimmunita e altro: Sei famiglie e una lettera. Medico e Bambino, 19(1), 19-26.