Gluten-dependent diabetes-related and thyroid-related autoantibodies in patients with celiac disease

Alessandro Ventura, Elena Neri, Claudio Ughi, Agnese Leopaldi, Angello Città, Tarcisio Not

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Abstract

Patients with celiac disease are at high risk of having autoimmune disorders. Moreover, untreated patients with celiac disease have been found to have a higher than expected prevalence of organ-specific autoantibodies. In a prospective study of 90 patients with celiac disease, we found that the prevalence of diabetes and thyroid-related serum antibodies was 11.1% and 14.4%, respectively. Like antiendomysium autoantibodles, these organ-specific antibodies seem to be gluten-dependent and tend to disappear during a gluten-free diet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-265
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume137
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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