April 1983

Celiac Disease and Geographic (Serpiginous) Choroidopathy With Occurrence of Thrombocytopenic Purpura-Reply

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(4):842. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350040232044

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In Reply.  —We read with interest the letter by Mulder et al that disclosed another possible immunologically induced disease (choroidopathy) associated with celiac disease.While celiac disease, Sjögren syndrome, and autoimmune thrombocytopenia have each been separately associated with HLA-B8, and the former two with HLA-Dw3, geographic choroidopathy has not been reported in association with these HLA antigens. It is for this reason that we think it is too early to say that it supports our suggestion of a genetic linkage between these diseases.

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