Human recombinant anti-transglutaminase antibody testing is useful in the diagnosis of silent coeliac disease in a selected group of at-risk patients.

@article{Vivas2003HumanRA,
  title={Human recombinant anti-transglutaminase antibody testing is useful in the diagnosis of silent coeliac disease in a selected group of at-risk patients.},
  author={Santiago Javier Vivas and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Garc{\'i}a Ru{\'i}z de Morales and Julio Torres Martinez and Maria Cruz Gonz{\'a}lez and Sara E Martin and Juan Mart{\'i}n and Carlos Cechini and Jos{\'e} Luis Olcoz},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={479-83}
}
BACKGROUND Functional dyspepsia, unexplained chronic hypertransaminasaemia (CHT) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are common gastrointestinal situations that have been related to coeliac disease. Antibodies to tissue transglutaminase (tTG) have been claimed recently to be highly effective as a screening method for coeliac disease. AIM To assess the prevalence of coeliac disease by means of detection of antibodies against human tTG in the above-mentioned groups of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS A… CONTINUE READING

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