Article Text

PDF
Review: tissue transglutaminase test is almost as accurate as endomysial antibody test for diagnosis of coeliac disease

Statistics from Altmetric.com


 
 Q How do the endomysial antibody (EMA) and tissue transglutaminase (tTG) tests compare with small bowel biopsy for diagnosis of coeliac disease in adults and children?

Clinical impact ratings IM/Ambulatory care ★★★★★☆☆ Gastroenterology ★★★★★★☆ Paediatrics ★★★★★★☆

METHODS

Embedded ImageData sources:

PubMed, Medline, Ovid (September 2005), and reference lists.

Embedded ImageStudy selection and assessment:

published, peer reviewed studies in English that evaluated both the EMA and tTG tests in the same untreated patients and controls (adults or children). Coeliac disease had to be confirmed by histology of small bowel biopsy, with the criteria for diagnosis provided (partial or more severe villous atrophy in most studies). Biopsy was not required in controls, …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.