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Transient Coeliac Disease Specific Antibodies in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Case Report

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


International Journal of Celiac Disease. 2015, Vol. 3 No. 1, 37-39
DOI: 10.12691/ijcd-3-1-9
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Mihaela Spârchez, Alexandru Pîrvan, Nicolae Miu, Gabriel Samasca, Bianca Simionescu, 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.

Correspondence to: Mihaela  Spârchez, 2nd Department of Pediatrics, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Email: spirchez.mihaela@umfcluj.ro

Abstract

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.

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