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IgG(1) antiendomysium and IgG antitissue transglutaminase (anti-tTG) antibodies in coeliac patients with selective IgA deficiency. Working Groups on Celiac Disease of SIGEP and Club del Tenue.
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PMID:  10940273     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: In selective IgA deficiency (IgAD), there is no reliable screening test for coeliac disease (CD). AIM: To evaluate the usefulness of IgG(1) antiendomysium and IgG antitissue transglutaminase tests for CD diagnosis in IgAD. METHODS: IgA and IgG antigliadin antibodies (IgA- and IgG-AGA), IgA and IgG(1) antiendomysium antibodies (IgA- and IgG(1)-EMA), and IgA and IgG antitissue transglutaminase (IgA- and IgG-anti-tTG) were assayed in: (a) 20 untreated IgAD/CD patients; (b) 34 IgAD/CD patients on a strict gluten free diet (GFD); (c) 10 IgAD/CD patients not on a strict GFD; (d) 11 untreated CD patients without IgAD; (e) 10 healthy IgAD patients; and (f) 25 healthy controls. RESULTS: In all untreated IgAD/CD patients, IgG(1)-EMA, IgG-anti-tTG, and IgG-AGA were positive whereas IgA antibodies against these antigens were negative. IgAD/CD patients on a strict GFD did not produce IgG-AGA or IgG(1)-EMA but four of 34 produced IgG anti-tTG. IgAD/CD subjects not on a strict GFD produced IgG-AGA whereas 5/10 and 4/10 were IgG(1)- EMA and IgG-anti-tTG negative, respectively. Untreated CD patients without IgAD were AGA (IgA and IgG), EMA (IgA and IgG(1)), and anti-tTG (IgA and IgG) positive. Healthy controls were AGA and EMA negative whereas two of 10 apparently healthy IgAD subjects and one of 25 healthy negative control were IgG-anti-tTG positive. CONCLUSIONS: Both IgG(1)-EMA and IgG-anti-tTG tests appear to be useful for identification of IgAD/CD patients whereas they are less satisfactory for monitoring dietary compliance in these subjects. In addition, our findings seem to suggest that IgG-EMA autoantibodies produced by coeliac patients are mainly of the IgG(1) subtype.
F Cataldo; D Lio; V Marino; A Picarelli; A Ventura; G R Corazza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gut     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0017-5749     ISO Abbreviation:  Gut     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-21     Completed Date:  2000-09-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985108R     Medline TA:  Gut     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  366-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Clinica Pediatrica R and Dipartimento di Biopatologia, University of Palermo, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Celiac Disease / complications,  diagnosis,  immunology*
Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect
IgA Deficiency / complications,  immunology*
Immunoglobulin G / analysis*
Muscles / immunology*
Patient Compliance
Predictive Value of Tests
Transglutaminases / immunology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin G; EC

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