Volume 24, Issue 113 (6-2014)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2014, 24(113): 229-233 | Back to browse issues page

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Taghvaii T, Hosseini V, Khalilian A, Ghasemi M, Maleki R. The Association between Celiac Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2014; 24 (113) :229-233
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-3803-en.html
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Background and purpose: Celiac disease (CD) is a genetic disorder that causes inflammation in the lining of the small intestine. Recent literature has shown a relation between inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease. This study aimed at determining the prevalence of celiac disease in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). Material and Methods: In this cross-sectional study 84 patients (aged 17-79 years of old) with UC underwent screening test for CD. Anti TTG Ab and Total IgA Ab were checked for all patients Results: The mean age of the patients was 39.26±13.29 years. In all cases Anti TTG and Total IgA Ab were negative. Conclusion: In this study we found no association between CD and UC. However, more studies with larger sample size are recommended to find the exact relation between these diseases.
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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: Internal medicine

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