Systematic review: the use of serology to exclude or diagnose coeliac disease (a comparison of the endomysial and tissue transglutaminase antibody tests).

@article{Lewis2006SystematicRT,
  title={Systematic review: the use of serology to exclude or diagnose coeliac disease (a comparison of the endomysial and tissue transglutaminase antibody tests).},
  author={Nina Ruth Lewis and Boyd B. Scott},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={47-54}
}
BACKGROUND With the appreciation of the high prevalence of coeliac disease there is increasing use of serology in screening asymptomatic people and testing those with suggestive features. AIM To compare the sensitivities and specificities of the endomysial antibody and the tissue transglutaminase antibody tests. METHODS Using electronic databases a search was made for relevant papers using the terms tissue transglutaminase and endomysial antibody. RESULTS Both the endomysial antibody and… CONTINUE READING