Pathogenesis and clinical significance of liver injury in celiac disease.

  title={Pathogenesis and clinical significance of liver injury in celiac disease.},
  author={Umberto Volta},
  journal={Clinical reviews in allergy & immunology},
  volume={36 1},
Abnormalities of liver function are one of the manifold extraintestinal manifestations of celiac disease. Although the spectrum of liver manifestations associated with celiac disease is particularly wide, two main forms of liver damage namely, cryptogenic and autoimmune, appear to be strictly related to gluten-sensitive enteropathy. The most frequent finding is represented by a cryptogenic hypertransaminasemia, observed in about a half of untreated celiac patients, as an expression of a mild… CONTINUE READING
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