Abstract Title:

Malabsorption and macroamylasemia. Response to gluten withdrawal.

Abstract Source:

Am J Med. 1980 Sep ;69(3):451-7. PMID: 6158266

Abstract Author(s):

H J Hodgson, K B Whitaker, B T Cooper, J H Baron, H G Freeman, D W Moss, V S Chadwick


A 36 year old woman presented with malabsorption and macroamylasemia. The macroamylase was characterized and shown to be a complex of pancreatic amylase and immunoglobulin A(IgA). The patient had the clinical and histologic features of adult celiac disease, and responded to a gluten-free diet. The macroamylase complex disappeared from the serum after gluten withdrawal, a hitherto unreported finding in the syndrome of malabsorption and hyperamylasemia.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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