Margarida Maria Castro-Antunes

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AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequencies of the HLA genotypes DQ2 and DQ8 and the alleles A1*05, A1*0201, B1*0201 and B1*0302 in individuals with celiac disease in Recife, northeastern Brazil. METHODS HLA DQ2 and DQ8 genotyping was performed for 73 individuals with celiac disease and 126 first-degree relatives with negative(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of celiac disease and to describe the histological alterations, clinical manifestations, and conditions associated with a group of first-degree relatives of celiac disease patients in the municipality of Recife, Northeast Brazil. METHOD The study was conducted in outpatient clinics of pediatric gastroenterology(More)
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