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Coeliac disease in Turner syndrome
  1. Montasser Nadeem,
  2. E F Roche
  1. Department of Paediatrics, University of Dublin, Trinity College, National Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Montasser Nadeem, Department of Paediatrics, University of Dublin, Trinity College, National Children's Hospital, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland; drnadeem.gad{at}gmail.com

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The risk of developing coeliac disease (CD) is higher in Turner syndrome (TS) than the general population1 and screening has been recommended in asymptomatic individuals known to have an increased risk of developing the disease.2 In light of this recommendation, we set out to determine the prevalence of CD in Irish girls with TS.

The presence of CD was assessed by measuring serum immunoglobulin (Ig)A and IgA antitissue transglutaminase (IgA-tTG) values. IgG-tTG values were not measured because all participants proved to have …

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