Role of gluten, prednisone, and azathioprine in non-responsive coeliac disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A case of severe "non-responsive" coeliac disease has been shown to be sensitive to gluten whilst under prednisone therapy, but not without prednisone. This adds an additional dimension to the criteria for diagnosis of coeliac disease. Cases of non-responsive coeliac disease may require both prednisone and gluten exclusion to induce a remission. In this patient, azathioprine induced and sustained a remission when unacceptably high doses of prednisone had failed, and may prove to be a valuable immunosuppressive in non-responsive coeliac disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hamilton, JD; Chambers, RA; Wynn-Williams, A

Published Date

  • June 5, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 7971

Start / End Page

  • 1213 - 1216

PubMed ID

  • 58260

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-6736

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0140-6736(76)92162-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England