Editorial: Commentary on “Anti-Pituitary Antibodies in Children With Newly Diagnosed Celiac Disease: A Novel Finding Contributing to Linear Growth”

Fasano, Alessio; Counts, Debra
March 2010
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Mar2010, Vol. 105 Issue 3, p697
Academic Journal
The pathogenesis of celiac disease (CD)-associated short stature is still unclear. The authors showed that newly diagnosed CD patients have a high prevalence of positive antipituitary antibodies that correlates with height impairment. Given the association of CD with other autoimmune disease, these authors' findings show one possible etiology for the poor growth seen in children with CD.


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