International Journal of Celiac Disease
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International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2015, 3(1), 37-39
DOI: 10.12691/ijcd-3-1-9
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Transient Coeliac Disease Specific Antibodies in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Case Report

Mihaela Spârchez1, , Alexandru Pîrvan1, 2, Nicolae Miu1, Gabriel Samasca2, 3, Bianca Simionescu1, 2 and Simona Rednic4

12nd Department of Pediatrics, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

22nd Pediatric Clinic, Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

3Department of Immunology, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

4Department of Rheumatology, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Pub. Date: February 12, 2015

Cite this paper:
Mihaela Spârchez, Alexandru Pîrvan, Nicolae Miu, Gabriel Samasca, Bianca Simionescu and Simona Rednic. Transient Coeliac Disease Specific Antibodies in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Case Report. International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2015; 3(1):37-39. doi: 10.12691/ijcd-3-1-9


The prevalence of coeliac disease (CD) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is unclear since evidence of this co -association is scarce. Furthermore, CD -specific antibodies have been described in patients with SLE without biopsy -confirmed CD. Here we describe the diagnostic challenges of CD in a patient suffering from SLE and secondary antiphospholipid syndrome, with transient positive serum levels of CD -specific antibodies, with an increased genetic risk for CD, demonstrated by HLA-DQ2 positivity. Guidance is still needed for the CD diagnosis in some atypical conditions.

systemic lupus erythematosus children anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies antiendomysial antibodies

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