Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 268–270 | Cite as

Screening for celiac disease in diabetic children from Iran

  • Gholam-Hossein Fallahi
  • Javad H. Ahmadian
  • Ali Rabbani
  • Azadeh Yousefnezhad
  • Nima Rezaei
Short Communication


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.


Celiac disease Iran Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gholam-Hossein Fallahi
    • 1
    • 3
  • Javad H. Ahmadian
    • 1
  • Ali Rabbani
    • 2
  • Azadeh Yousefnezhad
    • 2
  • Nima Rezaei
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Pediatric GastroenterologyTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  2. 2.Growth and Development Research Center, Pediatrics Center of Excellence, Children’s Medical CenterTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  3. 3.Children’s Medical Center HospitalTehranIran

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