Transglutaminase antibodies in children with a genetic risk for celiac disease.

@article{Hoffenberg2000TransglutaminaseAI,
  title={Transglutaminase antibodies in children with a genetic risk for celiac disease.},
  author={Edward J. Hoffenberg and F. C. Bao and George S. Eisenbarth and Cynthia Uhlhorn and Joel E. Haas and Ronald J. Sokol and Marian Rewers},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={137 3},
  pages={356-60}
}
OBJECTIVES The transglutaminase (TG) antibody test is accurate in identifying celiac disease in symptomatic children. We sought to determine the positive predictive value of this test in asymptomatic children at genetic risk for celiac disease. STUDY DESIGN Asymptomatic children with a genetic risk for celiac disease were studied to investigate the relationships between TG antibody titer, small bowel histology, growth, and clinical features. Small bowel biopsy histology was graded by using… CONTINUE READING

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