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Celiac disease (CD) is a common chronic inflammatory disorder of the small intestine with a multifactorial aetiology. HLA is a well-known risk factor, but other genetic factors also influence disease susceptibility. To identify the genes involved in this disorder, we performed a genome-wide scan on 106 well-defined Swedish and Norwegian families with at(More)
Certain HLA-DQ alleles are known to contribute to predisposition to coeliac disease (CD). The existence of additional independent risk-modifying loci in the HLA complex is still being debated. The DR3-DQ2 haplotype has been studied most, but the evidence is conflicting. The discrepancies may stem from the absence of such an effect, insufficient statistical(More)
The effect of the gene region on chromosome 2q33 containing the CD28 and the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte associated (CTLA4) genes has been investigated in several diseases with chronic inflammatory nature. In addition to celiac disease (CD), type I diabetes, Grave's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis have all demonstrated associations to the(More)
Recent genome-wide association studies have identified 1q31 (RGS1), 2q11-12 (IL18RAP), 3p21 (CCR1/CCR3/CCR2), 3q25-26 (IL12A/SCHIP1), 3q28 (LPP), 4q27 (IL2/IL21), 6q25 (TAGAP) and 12q24 (SH2B3) as susceptibility regions for coeliac disease (CD). We have earlier replicated association with the IL2/IL21 region. This study aimed at replicating the remaining(More)
The FOXP3 gene encodes a transcription factor thought to be essential for the development and function of T regulatory cells. Two previous studies have tested common polymorphisms in FOXP3 for association with type 1 diabetes (T1D) with conflicting results. The aim of our study was to see whether there is any evidence of association between the FOXP3(More)
In order to extend our previous findings of genetic linkage to the CD28/CTLA4/ICOS region on chromosome 2q33 (CELIAC3) in coeliac disease (CD), we have investigated 22 genetic markers in 325 Norwegian/Swedish multiplex and simplex CD families. We found both linkage and association with several markers, primarily in the multiplex material. We observed strong(More)
OBJECTIVES Screening for celiac disease (CD) in the apparently healthy members of 107 nuclear families with two affected siblings (sib pair) and estimating the risk of CD in siblings and parents. METHODS One hundred seven families from Sweden and southern Norway with at least two affected children were investigated. Frozen sera from 187 of the 192 healthy(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to evaluate diagnostic performance and actual costs in clinical practice of immumoglobulin (Ig)G/IgA deamidated gliadin peptide antibodies (DGP) as a complement to IgA antibodies against tissue transglutaminase (tTG) for the diagnosis of pediatric celiac disease (CD). METHODS All of the consecutive patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Intestinal and multivisceral transplantation have gained acceptance as treatment modalities for patients with: intestinal failure and life-threatening complications of parenteral nutrition (PN), rare cases of vascular abdominal catastrophes and selected cases of low-grade neoplastic tumors such as neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors and desmoids(More)
UNLABELLED In order to study dose-dependency in histopathological reactions and in changes of serological markers of mucosal relapse, gluten challenge was performed with two defined amounts of gluten in 54 children with earlier enteropathy. Gluten was provided in the form of powder and the patients were randomly allotted to either 0.2 (group A, n = 27) or(More)