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We have investigated DNA polymorphism of the class II alpha chain genes in HLA typed patients with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM; n = 79), celiac disease (CD; n = 46), dermatitis herpetiformis (DH; n = 53), and controls (n = 86). Preferential allelic associations of HLA genes and gene products have thus been constructed for susceptibility to(More)
AIM To assess the level of undiagnosed coeliac disease (CD) in relatives of patients affected by the condition. METHODS We collected blood from 914 relatives of probands. We screened these individuals by ELISA for IgA and IgG tTG antibodies, confirming any positive IgA tTG results with an IgA EMA and looked for evidence of IgA deficiency in those who were(More)
Coeliac disease (CD) is an immune-mediated disease of the small intestine caused by intolerance to gluten. Removal of gluten from the diet results in a return to normal health for the majority of patients. A significant proportion of patients do not respond to a gluten-free diet and are considered to be suffering from refractory coeliac disease (RCD). Two(More)
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