[Recent aspects of antibody determination for the diagnosis of coeliac disease].
Antibody assays play an important role in the diagnosis of coeliac disease (coeliac sprue, gluten-sensitive enteropathy), a condition characterized by immunological intolerance to gluten from wheat and from proteins of related cereals in genetically predisposed persons. Enhanced concentrations of IgA-antibodies against tissue transglutaminase or endomysium under gluten-containing normal diet represent an important indication for a biopsy from the small intestine. Demonstration of typical chan...Expand abstract
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