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    Extra-intestinal manifestations of non-celiac gluten sensitivity: An expanding paradigm.
    World J Gastroenterol 2018 Apr;24(14):1521-1530
    Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University "Aldo Moro" of Bari, Bari 70124, Italy.
    Non celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a syndrome characterized by a cohort of symptoms related to the ingestion of gluten-containing food in subjects who are not affected by celiac disease (CD) or wheat allergy. The possibility of systemic manifestations in this condition has been suggested by some reports. In most cases they are characterized by vague symptoms such as 'foggy mind', headache, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, leg or arm numbness even if more specific complaints have been described. Read More

    Natural history and clinical detection of undiagnosed coeliac disease in a North American community.
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2018 May 25;47(10):1358-1366. Epub 2018 Mar 25.
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
    Background: Coeliac disease is a substantially underdiagnosed disorder, with clinical testing currently guided by case finding.

    Aim: To determine the presence of indications for diagnostic testing and frequency of clinical testing in undiagnosed coeliac disease.

    Methods: This was a case-control study of adults without prior diagnosis of coeliac disease. Read More

    Blistering diseases in the mature patient.
    Clin Dermatol 2018 Mar - Apr;36(2):231-238. Epub 2017 Oct 3.
    Department of Dermatovenereology, University Hospital Center Zagreb and University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia. Electronic address:
    Autoimmune blistering diseases (AIBD) are a group of chronic diseases affecting the skin and mucous membranes, with different presentation, clinical course, histologic and immunopathologic findings, and different therapeutic approach. Blisters develop as a result of autoantibodies directed against distinct adhesion structures within desmosomes or within the basement membrane zone. The most common AIBD that develops in the elderly is bullous pemphigoid (previously also named "pemphigoid senilis"), but mature patients can also present with other AIBD as mucous membrane pemphigoid, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, paraneoplastic pemphigus, pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigus foliaceus, linear IgA dermatosis, and dermatitis herpetiformis. Read More

    Self-Reported Fractures in Dermatitis Herpetiformis Compared to Coeliac Disease.
    Nutrients 2018 Mar 14;10(3). Epub 2018 Mar 14.
    Coeliac Disease Research Center, Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Tampere, 33014 Tampere, Finland.
    Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is a cutaneous manifestation of coeliac disease. Increased bone fracture risk is known to associate with coeliac disease, but this has been only scantly studied in DH. In this study, self-reported fractures and fracture-associated factors in DH were investigated and compared to coeliac disease. Read More

    Translational Chemistry Meets Gluten-Related Disorders.
    ChemistryOpen 2018 Mar 27;7(3):217-232. Epub 2018 Feb 27.
    Department of Chemistry, Organic Chemistry IIIBielefeld UniversityUniversitätsstraße 2533615BielefeldGermany.
    Gluten-related disorders are a complex group of diseases that involve the activation of the immune system triggered by the ingestion of gluten. Among these, celiac disease, with a prevalence of 1 %, is the most investigated, but recently, a new pathology, named nonceliac gluten sensitivity, was reported with a general prevalence of 7 %. Finally, there other less-prevalent gluten-related diseases such as wheat allergy, gluten ataxia, and dermatitis herpetiformis (with an overall prevalence of less than 0. Read More

    Scabies Surrepticius: Scabies Masquerading as Pityriasis Rosea.
    Cureus 2017 Dec 19;9(12):e1961. Epub 2017 Dec 19.
    Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego.
    Scabies, a mite infestation caused by 'Sarcoptes scabiei', most commonly presents as pruritic linear burrows where the mite has invaded the skin. Scabies variant such as bullous, crusted, hidden, incognito, nodular and scalp-mimic the other conditions. In addition, atypical presentations of scabies can masquerade as dermatitis herpetiformis, ecchymosis, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, urticaria, and urticaria pigmentosa. Read More

    Immunoexpression of IgA receptors (CD89, CD71) in dermatitis herpetiformis.
    Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2017 8;55(4):212-220. Epub 2018 Feb 8.
    Autoimmune Blistering Dermatoses Section, Department of Dermatology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland.
    Introduction: The role of IgA receptors in dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) pathogenesis is still unknown. CD89 and CD71 may be associated with immune response during DH development. The purpose of this study was to perform semiquantitative analysis of simultaneous immunoexpression of CD89 and CD71 in DH and IgA/neutrophil-mediated non-DH dermatoses (IgAN) in relation to specific IgA autoantibodies/antibodies (tissue and epidermal transglutaminases, nonapeptides of gliadin - eTG/tTG/npG) as well neutrophil activation via the release of neutrophil elastase (NE). Read More

    Skin and coeliac disease, a lot to think about: a case series.
    BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 4;2018. Epub 2018 Jan 4.
    Pediatric Department, Hospital of Divino Espírito Santo of Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada - São Miguel, Azores, Portugal.
    Coeliac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease, characterised by a permanent sensitivity to gluten. It is being progressively recognised as a multisystemic disease, with multiple extraintestinal manifestations. Skin conditions (eg, dermatitis herpetiformis) are an example of its manifestations; however, its underlying mechanisms are still not well understood. Read More

    Expression of Elafin in Dermatitis Herpetiformis.
    Am J Dermatopathol 2018 Jan;40(1):1-6
    Professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology, Department of Dermatology, University of Miami, University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University, FL.
    Background: Elafin is a serine protease inhibitor that has various epithelial cell regulatory and immunomodulatory effects including inactivation of neutrophil elastases. This later role originated the interest of elafin in certain neutrophil-rich dermatoses. Interestingly, it has been speculated that elafin has a protective role by slowing the deamidation process of gliadin in celiac disease (CD), despite the typical absence of neutrophils in intestinal histologic samplings. Read More

    The importance of direct immunofluorescence in pemphigus herpetiformis diagnosis.
    An Bras Dermatol 2017 ;92(5 Suppl 1):145-147
    Dermatology Outpatient Clinic at Hospital do Açúcar de Alagoas do Centro Universitário Tiradentes, Maceió, Alagoas (AL), Brazil.
    Pemphigus herpetiformis is an autoimmune bullous disease, that combines clinical features of dermatitis herpetiformis and linear IgA bullous dermatosis and immunological characteristics of pemphigus, which makes this disease peculiar and this diagnosis rarely suspected in the first evaluation of the patient. The reported case is of a patient with clinically bullous disease similar to dermatitis herpetiformis, whose multiple biopsies were inconclusive, and only after direct immunofluorescence with a pemphigus pattern (intraepidermal intercellular pattern) the confirmation of the diagnosis was possible. Read More

    Expression of the JAK/STAT Signaling Pathway in Bullous Pemphigoid and Dermatitis Herpetiformis.
    Mediators Inflamm 2017 24;2017:6716419. Epub 2017 Oct 24.
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland.
    A family of eleven proteins comprises the Janus kinases (JAK) and signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) signaling pathway, which enables transduction of signal from cytokine receptor to the nucleus and activation of transcription of target genes. Irregular functioning of the cascade may contribute to pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases; however, there are no reports concerning autoimmune bullous diseases yet to be published. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of proteins constituting the JAK/STAT signaling pathway in skin lesions and perilesional area in dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) and bullous pemphigoid (BP), as well as in the control group. Read More

    Ex vivo Culture of Duodenal Biopsies from Patients with Dermatitis Herpetiformis Indicates that Transglutaminase 3 Antibody Production Occurs in the Gut.
    Acta Derm Venereol 2018 Mar;98(3):366-372
    Coeliac Disease Research Center, Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.
    Coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) are characterized by autoantibodies targeting transglutaminase (TG)2 and TG3, respectively. Previous studies show that TG2 antibodies are produced in the gut and can be assessed in organ culture of small-intestinal biopsies from patients with coeliac disease. Thus far, no studies have investigated TG3 antibodies in organ culture of biopsies from patients with DH, or exploited the method in DH. Read More

    Diagnostic Delay in Dermatitis Herpetiformis in a High-prevalence Area.
    Acta Derm Venereol 2018 Feb;98(2):195-199
    Department of Dermatology, Tampere University Hospital, PO Box 2000, FIN-33521 Tampere, Finland.
    Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an extra-intestinal manifestation of coeliac disease. The highest currently reported prevalence of DH is in Finland, but knowledge of diagnostic delay is limited. This study investigated the duration of rash prior to diagnosis in 446 patients with DH, analysing the results in 3 periods of 15 years. Read More

    A comparative study of expression of Fc receptors in relation to the autoantibody-mediated immune response and neutrophil elastase expression in autoimmune blistering dermatoses.
    Pol J Pathol 2017;68(2):109-116
    Here we investigated the cutaneous CD32A and CD89 expression in relation to the neutrophil elastase (NE) expression and serum level of anti-desmoglein 1 and 3 (DSG1/DSG3) IgG in pemphigus, anti-BP180/BP230 IgG in bullous pemphigoid (BP), anti-gliadin nonapeptides (npG), tissue (tTG), and epidermal transglutaminases (eTG) IgA in dermatitis herpetiformis (DH). The examined material consisted of skin/mucosal tissues and sera. In total, 87 patients were studied. Read More

    Recurrent impetigo herpetiformis: case report.
    Pan Afr Med J 2017 24;27:219. Epub 2017 Jul 24.
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.
    Impetigo herpetiformis (pustular psoriasis of pregnancy) is a rare dermatosis of pregnancy that typically starts in the 2 half of pregnancy and resolves postpartum. It may recur in subsequent pregnancies. I present a case of 23 year old female gravida 4 para 3 with recurrent impetigo herpetiformis at 26 weeks gestation. Read More

    Renal disease in patients with celiac disease.
    Minerva Med 2018 Apr 3;109(2):126-140. Epub 2017 Oct 3.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY, USA -
    Celiac disease, an inflammatory disease of small bowel caused by sensitivity to dietary gluten and related protein, affects approximately 0.5-1% of the population in the Western world. Extra-intestinal symptoms and associated diseases are increasingly recognized including diabetes mellitus type 1, thyroid disease, dermatitis herpetiformis and ataxia. Read More

    A novel data-driven workflow combining literature and electronic health records to estimate comorbidities burden for a specific disease: a case study on autoimmune comorbidities in patients with celiac disease.
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2017 Sep 29;17(1):140. Epub 2017 Sep 29.
    Georges Pompidou European Hospital (HEGP), AP-HP, Paris, France.
    Background: Data collected in EHRs have been widely used to identifying specific conditions; however there is still a need for methods to define comorbidities and sources to identify comorbidities burden. We propose an approach to assess comorbidities burden for a specific disease using the literature and EHR data sources in the case of autoimmune diseases in celiac disease (CD).

    Methods: We generated a restricted set of comorbidities using the literature (via the MeSH® co-occurrence file). Read More

    Transglutaminases in autoimmune and inherited skin diseases: The phenomena of epitope spreading and functional compensation.
    Exp Dermatol 2017 Sep 23. Epub 2017 Sep 23.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany.
    Transglutaminases (TGs) are structurally and functionally related enzymes that modify the post-translational structure and activity of proteins or peptides, and thus are able to turn on or switch off their function. Depending on location and activities, TGs are able to modify the signalling, the function and the fate of cells and extracellular connective tissues. Besides mouse models, human diseases enable us to appreciate the function of various TGs. Read More

    Declining trend in the incidence of biopsy-verified coeliac disease in the adult population of Finland, 2005-2014.
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2017 Dec 21;46(11-12):1085-1093. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
    Children's Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
    Background: The frequency of coeliac disease (CD) has been on the rise over the past decades, especially in Western Europe, but current trends are unclear.

    Aim: To research the recent temporal changes in the incidence of adult, biopsy-verified coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) in Finland, a country with a high frequency of coeliac disease.

    Methods: All coeliac disease and DH cases diagnosed at age 20-79 years during 2005-2014 were retrieved from a nationwide database documenting all applicants for monthly compensation to cover the extra cost of maintaining a gluten-free diet. Read More

    Trichoscopy - a useful tool in the preliminary differential diagnosis of autoimmune bullous diseases.
    Int J Dermatol 2017 Oct 30;56(10):996-1002. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
    Background: Scalp is a common location of autoimmune bullous diseases. Trichoscopy is a noninvasive method for diagnosing hair and scalp diseases. Data on trichoscopy in autoimmune bullous diseases are limited to the studies on pemphigus including a small number of patients. Read More

    The Value of Direct Immunofluorescence on Proteinase-Digested Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Skin Biopsies.
    Am J Dermatopathol 2018 Feb;40(2):111-117
    Department of Pathology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
    Direct immunofluorescence (DIF) on frozen tissue (DIF-F) is the method of choice for the identification of immune deposits present in skin and other tissues. DIF can also be performed on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue (DIF-P) after antigen retrieval with proteases and has proven to be of value in renal pathology. However, its utility in skin biopsies has not been fully examined. Read More

    The Role of Intereukin-31 in Pathogenesis of Itch and Its Intensity in a Course of Bullous Pemphigoid and Dermatitis Herpetiformis.
    Biomed Res Int 2017 20;2017:5965492. Epub 2017 Jul 20.
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University of Lodz, Poland Hallera Square No. 1, 90-647 Lodz, Poland.
    Itch which is one of the major, subjective symptoms in a course of bullous pemphigoid and dermatitis herpetiformis makes those two diseases totally different than other autoimmune blistering diseases. Its pathogenesis is still not fully known. The aim of this research was to assess the role of IL-31 in development of itch as well as to measure its intensity. Read More

    Autoimmune Bullous Disease in Childhood.
    Indian J Dermatol 2017 Jul-Aug;62(4):440
    Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Background: Autoimmune bullous disorders (AIBDs) are a heterogeneous group of diseases which are rarely seen in children. Studies concerning the immunobullous diseases in pediatric patients are scarce.

    Aims And Objectives: In this study, we aimed to investigate the clinical features and treatment outcomes of AIBDs in children. Read More

    Evaluation of Autoimmune Bullous Diseases in Elderly Patients in Iran: A 10-Year Retrospective Study.
    Skinmed 2017 1;15(3):175-180. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
    Department of Dermatology, Autoimmune Bullous Diseases Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Autoimmune bullous diseases (ABDs) are uncommon but significant skin disorders with relatively high morbidity and mortality. Some surveys have been carried out to describe the spectrum of ABDs in a region, but this is the first that has focused on ABDs in elderly patients. This study was conducted to determine the clinicoepidemiologic features of ABDs in elderly patients. Read More

    Increased risk of herpes zoster in patients with coeliac disease - nationwide cohort study.
    Scand J Public Health 2017 Jul 1:1403494817714713. Epub 2017 Jul 1.
    6 Department of Health Management and Health Economy, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Norway.
    Background And Aims: Clinical experience suggests that patients with coeliac disease (CD) are more prone to develop herpes zoster (HZ), but robust studies are lacking.

    Methods: We identified 29,064 patients with CD 1969-2008 using biopsy report data from Sweden's 28 pathology departments. CD was equalled to villous atrophy (Marsh histopathology grade III). Read More

    Linear IgA bullous dermatosis mimicking oral lichen planus.
    Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2017 Jul;30(3):360-361
    Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine (Shah, Parekh) and Department of Dermatology, Scott & White Memorial Hospital (Shah, Mohr, Parekh), Temple, Texas.
    Linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD) is an autoimmune disease characterized by blisters on the skin and mucous membranes. Polycyclic, grouped bullae on cutaneous skin are the most characteristic clinical feature of LABD. Lesions are often indistinguishable from bullous pemphigoid or may resemble dermatitis herpetiformis. Read More

    Lymphocytic duodenitis or microscopic enteritis and gluten-related conditions: what needs to be explored?
    Ann Gastroenterol 2017 31;30(4):380-392. Epub 2017 May 31.
    Section of Gastroenterology (Enzo Ierardi, Giuseppe Losurdo, Andrea Iannone, Annacinzia Amoruso, Michele Barone, Mariabeatrice Principi, Antonio Pisani, Alfredo Di Leo).
    Microscopic enteritis (ME) is characterized by abnormal infiltration of intraepithelial lymphocytes in intestinal mucosa. It was described as duodenal lymphocytosis or lymphocytic duodenitis until the dedicated Consensus Conference of 2015. ME represents a common feature of several gluten-mediated and non-gluten related diseases; therefore, it is an umbrella term embracing several conditions. Read More

    Extraintestinal Manifestations of Celiac Disease: Effectiveness of the Gluten-Free Diet.
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2017 Jul;65(1):75-79
    *Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL †Department of Pediatrics, Università degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy.
    Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the gluten-free diet (GFD) on extraintestinal symptoms in pediatric and adult celiac populations at the University of Chicago.

    Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review of the University of Chicago Celiac Center clinic charts from January 2002 to October 2014. Demographics, serologic testing, intestinal biopsies, and extraintestinal symptoms at presentation, 12, 24, and >24 months were recorded. Read More

    Vesiculobullous variant of erythema elevatum diutinum.
    Clin Exp Dermatol 2017 Oct 22;42(7):777-780. Epub 2017 Jun 22.
    Unidad de Gestión Clínica Dermatología y Venereología, Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar, Cádiz, Spain.
    The vesiculobullous variant of erythema elevatum diutinum (EED) is a very rare variant of EED. We describe a 16-year-old boy who presented with symmetrical nodular lesions accompanied by vesicles on the dorsa of his hands. Biopsy findings were consistent with EED. Read More

    Dermatitis Herpetiformis as the Initial Presentation of Primary Biliary Cholangitis in a Male with Gluten Sensitivity.
    Cureus 2017 May 14;9(5):e1247. Epub 2017 May 14.
    Gastroenterology, PVS Institute of Digestive Diseases, PVS Memorial Hospital.
    Celiac disease is commonly associated with elevated liver enzymes that normalize on a gluten-free diet. Celiac disease is rarely described in patients with primary biliary cholangitis. Dermatitis herpetiformis is the skin manifestation of the celiac disease that is very rarely associated with primary biliary cirrhosis. Read More

    Possible triggering factors and comorbidities in newly diagnosed autoimmune bullous diseases.
    Turk J Med Sci 2017 Jun 12;47(3):832-840. Epub 2017 Jun 12.
    Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey.
    Background/aim: The distribution and the demographic, etiological, and clinical features of autoimmune bullous diseases (ABDs) vary according to geographic regions of the world. The limited number of reported studies in Turkey are mostly retrospective and generally include only pemphigus. The aim of our study was to evaluate the demographic data, clinical features, associated triggering factors, and comorbidities in patients newly diagnosed with ABDs. Read More

    Correlation between IL36α and IL17 and Activity of the Disease in Selected Autoimmune Blistering Diseases.
    Mediators Inflamm 2017 10;2017:8980534. Epub 2017 May 10.
    Department of Immunopathology, Chair of Allergy, Immunology and Dermatology, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland.
    Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), bullous pemphigoid (BP), and pemphigus vulgaris (PV) are autoimmune bullous skin conditions with eosinophilic and neutrophilic infiltrations. While cytokines are crucial for the affinity and activation of different leukocyte cells in the inflammation and blister formation, there are no studies concerning a role of IL-36. The goal of the study was to analyze whether interleukin 36 is involved in pathogenesis of DH, BP, and PV. Read More

    Dermatitis herpetiformis and bone mineral density: analysis of a French cohort of 53 patients.
    Eur J Dermatol 2017 Aug;27(4):353-358
    Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), Department of Dermatology, Henri Mondor Hospital, Créteil, France, EA 7379 EpiDermE (Epidémiologie en Dermatologie et Evaluation des Thérapeutiques), UPEC, Créteil, France, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC), Créteil, France, Centre d'Investigation Clinique 1430, AP-HP, Créteil, France.
    The characteristics of patients with dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) in France is poorly documented. Furthermore, the risk of fractures and bone mineral density (BMD) in DH remain under-described, and recommendations for systematic screening for osteoporosis in DH are lacking. To describe the characteristics of DH in a large French cohort and evaluate the association between BMD and features of osteoporosis. Read More

    Pediatric Pemphigus Herpetiformis: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2017 May;34(3):342-346
    Dermatology Program, Division of Immunology and Allergy, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Pemphigus herpetiformis (PH) is a rare autoimmune bullous condition usually seen in adults and likely underrecognized in children. We describe a 2-year-old girl who presented with a chronic, generalized, blistering rash consistent with pediatric PH based on histology and immunohistochemistry and review the literature. Prognosis is generally more favorable in children than adults. Read More

    Celiac Disease Symptom Resolution: Effectiveness of the Gluten-free Diet.
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2018 Jan;66(1):48-52
    Department of Pediatrics, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Chicago, Chicago.
    Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of the gluten-free diet (GFD) on gastrointestinal (GI) and extra-intestinal (EI) symptom resolution and identify predictors for persistence of symptoms in all celiac patients at the University of Chicago.

    Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review from 2002 to 2015. GI symptoms included abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, failure to thrive/weight loss, nausea, reflux, and vomiting. Read More

    A study of clinical, histopathological and direct immunofluorescence diagnosis in pemphigus group Utility of direct immunofluorescence.
    Bratisl Lek Listy 2017 ;118(4):243-249
    Aims: To determine the diagnostic accordance between histopathological and direct immunofluorescence diagnosis of patients with autoimmune vesiculobullous skin diseases.

    Background: The term pemphigus refers to a group of autoimmune blistering diseases mediated by auto-antibodies directed against desmoglein proteins. The differentiation between the various bullous diseases is important for treatment and prognosis. Read More

    Meeting Report of the Pathogenesis of Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Meeting in Munich, September 2016.
    J Invest Dermatol 2017 Jun 5;137(6):1199-1203. Epub 2017 Apr 5.
    Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany.
    Autoimmune blistering diseases are a heterogeneous group of about a dozen complex disorders that are characterized by intraepidermal (pemphigus) and subepidermal blistering (pemphigoid diseases and dermatitis herpetiformis). The Pathogenesis of Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Meeting, organized by the Departments of Dermatology in Lübeck and Marburg and the Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Munich, was held in September 2016 in Munich. The meeting brought together basic scientists and clinicians from all continents dedicating their work to autoimmune blistering diseases. Read More

    Short article: Mortality and differential diagnoses of villous atrophy without coeliac antibodies.
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2017 May;29(5):572-576
    aFirst Department of Internal Medicine, Coeliac Centre Departments of bClinical Biochemistry cBiometry and Clinical Epidemiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
    Objective: Villous atrophy (VA) of the small bowel is mainly related to coeliac disease (CD), whose diagnosis is made on the basis of positive endomysial/tissue transglutaminase antibodies while on a gluten-containing diet in the vast majority of patients. However, VA can also occur in other conditions whose epidemiology is little known. Our aim was to study the epidemiology and clinical features of these rare enteropathies. Read More

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