Endomysial antibodies as unreliable markers for slight dietary transgressions in adolescents with celiac disease

Riccardo Troncone, Marina Mayer, Ferdinando Spagnuolo, Luigi Maiuri, Luigi Greco

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Adolescents with celiac disease often fail to adhere to a strict gluten-free diet. The value of endomysial antibodies in assessing the dietary compliance of such adolescents has been assessed in 23 patients divided into four groups according to their daily gluten intake. Serum endomysial antibodies were absent in all subjects on a gluten-free diet and consistently present in those ingesting >2 g/day of gluten. Only one of six and three of six teenagers with celiac disease with an intake of

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995



  • Anti-gliadin antibodies
  • Celiac disease
  • Endomysial antibodies
  • Gluten-free diet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Histology

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