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Coeliac disease and alopecia areata in childhood.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12603809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coeliac disease is a genetic, immunologically mediated small bowel enteropathy that causes malabsorption. The immune inflammatory response to gluten frequently causes damage to many other tissues of the body. We report the association of coeliac disease and alopecia areata in two children, a 13-year-old girl and a 29-month-old girl. Both of our patients had immunoglobulin A (IgA) class endomysial antibodies, IgA and immunoglobulin G (IgG) antigliadin antibodies and subtotal villous atrophy on jejunal biopsy. Administration of a gluten-free diet to our patients resulted in complete hair growth and improved the gastrointestinal symptoms.
S Fessatou; M Kostaki; T Karpathios
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1034-4810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-26     Completed Date:  2003-07-01     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Department of Pediatrics, P & A Kyriakou, Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Alopecia Areata / complications*,  diet therapy*,  immunology
Autoantibodies / analysis*
Autoimmune Diseases / diagnosis
Celiac Disease / complications*,  diet therapy*,  immunology
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Glutens / adverse effects*
Immunoglobulin A / analysis
Immunoglobulin G / analysis
Risk Assessment
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Autoantibodies; 0/Immunoglobulin A; 0/Immunoglobulin G; 8002-80-0/Glutens

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