Mean platelet volume could be a promising biomarker to monitor dietary compliance in celiac disease

Purnak T., Efe C., Yuksel O., Beyazit Y., Ozaslan E., Altiparmak E.

UPSALA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.116, no.3, pp.208-211, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background. Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease that develops in patients with a genetic predisposition, incurring a susceptibility to gluten-containing foods such as barley, wheat, and rye. The elimination of gluten from the diet is the main therapeutic approach and usually leads to clinical and laboratory improvement. There are no ideal markers that objectively assess dietary compliance in CD patients.