Juvenile chronic arthritis and coeliac disease in The Netherlands.

@article{George1996JuvenileCA,
  title={Juvenile chronic arthritis and coeliac disease in The Netherlands.},
  author={Elvira K. George and R Hertzberger-ten Cate and Lisette W. A. Van Suijlekom-Smit and Boudewina M. E. von Blomberg and Steven O. Stapel and Ruurd M. van Elburg and Mar{\'i}a Luisa Mearin},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={1996},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={
          571-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE It has been suggested that juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA) is associated with coeliac disease in a frequency of 0.4-2%. In order to investigate the frequency of coeliac disease in cases of JCA and the possibility of underdiagnosis in our area, we screened 62 children with JCA (mean age 9.8 +/- 3.5 year) for coeliac disease. METHODS All children were screened for coeliac disease by measuring the IgA-class of antigliadin, antireticulin and antiendomysium antibodies in serum and by… CONTINUE READING

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