antigliadin antibody


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antigliadin antibody

Immunology Gliadins are a class of proteins found in the gluten of wheat and rye grains; in genetically susceptible individuals, α-gliadins evoke production of IgA and IgG antibodies in Pts with celiac disease, resulting in a malabsorption syndrome–celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy–GSE, and possibly dermatitis herpetiformis–DH Ref range IgA < 31 AU, negative; 32–39 AU, equivocal; > 39 positive; IgG < 89 AU, negative; 90–110 AU, equivocal; > 110 positive. See Celiac disease, Gluten.

antigliadin antibody

An antibody formed against the gluten in wheat, found in the serum of people with celiac sprue.
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Testing for antigliadin antibody was negative; immunoglobulin A antiendomysial antibody testing was positive.