Concentration of albumin in the different subsets of the CD spectrum. The concentration of albumin is significantly higher in both the ACD (p = 0.003) and the GFD (p = 0.000) subset compared to the complicated forms of CD. In EATL patients clearly lower concentrations compared to both RCDI and II (p = 0.003 and p = 0.037, respectively) were observed. Abbreviations: CD, coeliac disease; ACD, active coeliac disease; GFD, response upon a gluten-free diet; RCD I, refractory coeliac disease type I; RCD II, refractory coeliac disease type II; EATL, enteropathy associated T-cell lymphoma.
Tack et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:159 doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-159