Salivary and serum antibodies to gliadin in the diagnosis of celiac disease.


Salivary IgA and serum IgA and IgG antibodies to crude gliadin and alpha-gliadin were measured in adult patients with untreated celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and normal controls. Antibody levels in saliva and serum in untreated celiac disease were significantly higher than in other groups. Alpha-gliadin antibodies appeared to be a… (More)