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Anti-cardiolipin and anti-beta 2-glycoprotein I antibodies in celiac disease.
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PMID:  21839587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIMS: To determine the frequency of anti-cardiolipin (aCL) and anti-β2-glycoprotein I antibodies (aβ2GPI) in celiac disease (CD) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-three untreated CD patients and 40 healthy blood donors (HBD) were studied. IgG, IgA and IgM aCL and aβ2GPI were detected by Elisa. RESULTS: The frequency of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) (aCL and/or aβ2GPI) was significantly higher in CD patients (12 out of 63) than in HBD (two out of 40) (19% vs 5%, P=0.04). Six CD patients out of 63 (9.5%) and one HBD out of 40 (2.5%) had aCL. Ten CD patients (15.9%) and two HBD (5%) had aβ2GPI. Only aβ2GPI-IgA was significantly more frequent in CD patients than in HBD (14.3% vs 2.5%, P=0.048). In CD patients, aβ2GPI-IgA (nine out of 63) was significantly more frequent (14.3%) than aβ2GPI-IgG (1.6%) and IgM (1.6%) (P=0.008). In CD patients, the frequency of aCL-IgA and IgM was 6.3% (four out of 63) and aCL-IgG were not detected. Simultaneous presence of positive antibodies was found in four CD patients: one patient had four aPL, one had three aPL and two had two aPL. The four patients who had aCL-IgA had also aβ2GPI-IgA and three of them had a titer higher than 50 units. Among nine patients with aβ2GPI-IgA, four had a titer higher than 100 units. The highest titers were found in adults. CONCLUSIONS: aPL and particularly aβ2GPI-IgA are frequent in CD. The significance of these antibodies has to be determined.
A Mankaï; A Achour; Y Thabet; W Manoubia; W Sakly; I Ghedira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pathologie-biologie     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1768-3114     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0265365     Medline TA:  Pathol Biol (Paris)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Research Unit (03UR/07-02), Faculty of Pharmacy, Monastir, Tunisia.
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