Table 1

Characteristics of subjects with positive serologic antibodies for gluten-sensitive enteropathy

Patient no.

sex

age

Duration of RAS(y)

No. of attacks per year

Response to conventional therapy

serology

Marsh classification

Other symptoms

Improvement with GFD


1

F

13

2

12<

No

tTG +

II

Anemia

Yes


2

M

33

5

12<

No

tTG +

I

No

--


3

F

40

7

6 to12

No

tTG +

I

No

---


4

M

40

6

6 to12

No

tTG +

I

No

----


5

M

18

3

12<

No

AEA+ & tTG+

III

Anemia

Yes


6

M

25

5

12<

No

tTG +

I

No

Yes


7

F

23

4

6 to12

No

tTG +

II

No

Yes


tTG: tissue transglutaminase antibody, EMA: anti endomysial antibody.

Shakeri et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2009 9:44   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-9-44

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