Reliability of antitransglutaminase antibodies as predictors of gluten-free diet compliance in adult celiac disease

@article{Vahedi2003ReliabilityOA,
  title={Reliability of antitransglutaminase antibodies as predictors of gluten-free diet compliance in adult celiac disease},
  author={Kouroche Vahedi and Françoise Mascart and J. Beulah Mary and J E Laberenne and Yoram Bouhnik and Marie-Christine Morin and Annick Ocmant and Christine Velly and J -F Colombel and C Matuchansky},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2003},
  volume={98},
  pages={1079-1087}
}
OBJECTIVE:Strict lifelong compliance to a gluten-free diet (GFD) minimizes the long-term risk of mortality, especially from lymphoma, in adult celiac disease (CD). Although serum IgA antitransglutaminase (IgA-tTG-ab), like antiendomysium (IgA-EMA) antibodies, are sensitive and specific screening tests for untreated CD, their reliability as predictors of strict compliance to and dietary transgressions from a GFD is not precisely known. We aimed to address this question in consecutively treated… CONTINUE READING