Kajsa Holmgren Peterson

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OBJECTIVES Life-long, strict gluten-free diet (GFD) is the only treatment for celiac disease (CD). Because there is still uncertainty regarding the safety of oats for CD patients, the aim was to investigate whether dietary oats influence the immune status of their intestinal mucosa. METHODS Paired small intestinal biopsies, before and after >11 months on(More)
BACKGROUND Light microscopy of jejunal biopsy specimens is routinely used to diagnose celiac disease. Confocal laser scanning microscopy offers research advantages, since thin optical sectioning can be performed without mechanical damage to the specimen. Fixed as well as non-fixed specimens can be studied. METHODS Confocal laser scanning microscopy was(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood celiac disease in Sweden is presently seen at an incidence of around 1/250 and is thus one of the commonest chronic diseases in children. It has recently been shown that children with untreated celiac disease have increased levels of nitrate/nitrite in the urine, most likely reflecting an increased production of nitric oxide in the(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent studies report negligible toxicity of oats in the majority of coeliac disease (CD) patients. It has previously been shown that children with untreated CD have circulating antibodies to oats avenin. In this study we performed serial assessments of anti-avenin antibodies in children under investigation for CD on a gluten-free diet with or(More)
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