Sorbitol H2-breath test versus anti-endomysium antibodies for the diagnosis of subclinical/silent coeliac disease.

@article{Tursi2001SorbitolHT,
  title={Sorbitol H2-breath test versus anti-endomysium antibodies for the diagnosis of subclinical/silent coeliac disease.},
  author={Antonio Tursi and Giovanni Brandimarte and G M Giorgetti},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={36 11},
  pages={1170-2}
}
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that the prevalence of anti-endomysial antibodies (EMAs) in clinical practice is lower than expected; the aim of our study was therefore to compare the sorbitol H2-breath test (BT) with EMAs in the diagnosis of subclinical/silent coeliac disease and to compare with histologic lesions. METHODS We studied 123 consecutive patients with subclinical (96) and silent (27) coeliac disease. Expiratory samples were collected before the patients drank the test… CONTINUE READING
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