Comparative usefulness of deamidated gliadin antibodies in the diagnosis of celiac disease.

@article{Rashtak2008ComparativeUO,
  title={Comparative usefulness of deamidated gliadin antibodies in the diagnosis of celiac disease.},
  author={Shadi Rashtak and Michael W Ettore and Henry A. Homburger and J A Murray},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={426-32; quiz 370}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Serologic tests are used frequently in celiac disease diagnosis. Gliadin antibodies generally lack the accuracy required for proper diagnosis. We evaluated the value of deamidated gliadin antibody measurements in the diagnosis and follow-up evaluation of celiac disease and compared their potential usefulness with that of gliadin and tissue-transglutaminase antibodies. METHODS We tested deamidated gliadin, gliadin, and tissue-transglutaminase-immunoglobulin (Ig)A and -IgG in… CONTINUE READING