Celiac disease and its link to type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  title={Celiac disease and its link to type 1 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Detlef B Schuppan and Eckhart Georg Hahn},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  volume={14 Suppl 1},
Celiac disease (CD) is a small intestinal disorder with overt malabsorption in the minority and with subclinical or atypical symptoms in the majority of patients. It is triggered by gluten and related cereal proteins in a unique genetic background (HLA-DQ2 or DQ8 and other unmapped genes). CD is characterized by a highly specific mucosal autoantibody… CONTINUE READING