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Mass screening for coeliac disease using antihuman transglutaminase antibody assay
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    Reply to Tommasini et al: Mass Screening with Tissue Trans Glutaminase for Coeliac Disease
    • Rafeeq Muhammed, Senior House Officer, Paediatrics
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      • A Tuladhar

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the study by A Tommasini and colleagues on mass screening for coeliac disease using antihuman transglutaminase antibody (tTG-ab) assay. We found it surprising that only three out of ten subjects who were positive for tTG-ab and negative for anti endomysium antibodies (AMA) could be biopsied. This is due to the fact that the authors decided they would biopsy only subjects who were...

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