A familial coeliac disease from Turkey

Aygencel Ş. G. , SOYLU A. R. , Batman F.

Marmara Medical Journal, cilt.12, sa.2, ss.91-93, 1999 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Dergi Adı: Marmara Medical Journal
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.91-93


A Turkish grandmother, her son and grandson all complaining of diarrhoea were diagnosed as suffering from Coeliac disease on the basis of clinical symptoms, antigliadin antibodies and duodenal biopsy. HLA antigens were also studied on patients to provide the information about relationship between these antigens and Coeliac disease. Therefore we confirm that HLA DR3 and DR7 negative patients who usually DQ2 negative, are DR4 positive may also be true for Turkish patients with Coeliac disease.