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Immunoglobulin deficiency, especially deficiency of IgA, has been described in patients with celiac sprue (CS). Our study was performed in an area of high prevalence of CS to determine the prevalence of immunodeficiency states in patients with CS, to examine their clinical characteristics, response to treatment, and HLA phenotypes compared with a group of(More)
Levels of secretory IgA1 (SIgA1) in the saliva have not been measured previously in either coeliac disease (CD) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Saliva was collected from coeliacs, IBD patients and controls. The concentration of total SIgA in saliva was measured by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) with an anti-human SIgA antibody as the bound(More)
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