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[Serum prolactin concentration in children with celiac disease].

Authors
  • Gocyła, U
  • Szczepański, Z
  • Kalita, B
  • Sikora, A
  • Slimok, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatria polska
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1996
Volume
71
Issue
9
Pages
797–800
Identifiers
PMID: 8927488
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The study encompassed 62 children aged 4-15 years: 51 with a confirmed diagnosis of celiac disease and 11 suspected of having celiac disease (during diagnostic studies). The control group included 30 healthy children aged 4-15 years. Serum prolactin concentration was measured using radioimmunoassay (RIA) kits. Serum prolactin concentrations were significantly higher in children with celiac disease not following a gluten-free diet than in the control group. Children with serious mucosal lesions revealed by small bowel mucosal biopsies had the highest serum prolactin concentrations. Of these children, 36% gad values higher than 15 ng/ml. Differences between children with celiac disease complying with a gluten-free diet and the control group were not significant.

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