Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Autoimmunity. A Case Report

Isasi, Carlos and Colmenero, Isabel and Casco, Fernando and Tejerina, Eva and Fernandez-Puga, Natalia (2014) Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Autoimmunity. A Case Report. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 1 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2284-2594

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Introduction, objective: To present a case report in which the finding of non-coeliac gluten sensitivity was decisive for the treatment of a complex autoimmune disease. Materials and methods: A 43-year-old woman with polyarthritis, psoriatic features, anti-SSA/Ro and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies, with refractory course, was evaluated for gluten sensitivity despite negative serology for coeliac disease. Results: The patient carried the HLA DQ2 haplotype and duodenal biopsy showed lymphocytic enteritis. A gluten-free diet resolved the clinical picture and permitted tapering of immunosuppressive therapy. Conclusion: Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity can be associated with autoimmunity despite the absence of the specific autoantibodies of coeliac disease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coeliac disease, gluten sensitivity, autoimmunity
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.9 Altre malattie (altri rami della Medicina)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 15:54
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 08:20

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