Screening for celiac disease in diabetic children from Iran
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- Fallahi, GH., Ahmadian, J.H., Rabbani, A. et al. Indian Pediatr (2010) 47: 268. doi:10.1007/s13312-010-0048-8
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Celiac disease has been shown to be associated with type 1 diabetes mellitus. We conducted this study to determine the frequency of celiac disease in a group of Iranian diabetic children. Ninety-six patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus were tested for anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies. Six patients (6.25%) were seropositive, and histopathological changes were compatible with celiac disease in intestinal biopsy.