Isolated positive anti-gliadin immunoglobin-A antibody in children with gastrointestinal symptoms.

@article{Karnsakul2012IsolatedPA,
  title={Isolated positive anti-gliadin immunoglobin-A antibody in children with gastrointestinal symptoms.},
  author={Wikrom Karnsakul and Kathryn Skitarelic and Stacey R Gillespie and Thaschawee Arkachaisri},
  journal={The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={485-9}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The use of immunoglobulin G and A anti-gliadin antibodies for celiac disease screening has decreased due to higher specificity and sensitivity of tissue transglutaminase and endomysial antibodies. Greater values of immunoglobulin-A anti-gliadin antibody have been associated with more severe mucosal damage in proven and probable celiac disease patients. The aim of this study was to determine whether anti-gliadin antibody immunoglobulin A has any clinical importance in diagnosing… CONTINUE READING
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