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Serum prolactin in coeliac schoolchildren
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  1. G Fanciulli1,
  2. P A Tomasi1,
  3. G Delitala1,
  4. A D’Appello2,
  5. G Fanciulli Sr2
  1. 1Dipartimento–Struttura Clinica Medica–Patologia Speciale Medica, University of Sassari, Italy
  2. 2Divisione di Pediatria, Ospedale Civile di Alghero, Italy
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr G Fanciulli, Dipartimento–Struttura Clinica Medica–Patologia Speciale Medica, University of Sassari, Viale S. Pietro 8, 07100 Sassari, Italy;
    gfanciu{at}uniss.it

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Literature published suggests that in children with coeliac disease (CD) serum prolactin concentrations are increased, and correlate with the grade of mucosal atrophy. It has been proposed that prolactin is a possible marker of disease activity.1 Other studies, however, have failed to show this correlation in children with CD.2

We studied prolactin levels in children with CD, and the correlation with the severity of …

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