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Thursday, December 12, 2013
Why do we not include Coeliac disease in allergic disorders and consider it as autoimmune disease
Because it is not mediated by allergic antibody (IgE) and several autoantibodies have been documented. In addition, the pathologic pattern is not consistent with allergy but with an autoimmune disease.
I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati