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Best Initial?
Anti-tissue transglutaminase? IgA anti-endomysial Ab? IgG/IgA antiglian Ab?

Most Accurate test?
Endoscopy? further serological testing?

Dermititis herpetiformis...what is the most accurate test? is it the same as Celiac or does this skin condition associated with celiac have a specific most accurate test to dx the skin condition itself?
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Best Initial test---Anti-tissue transglutaminase

Most Accurate test----Biopsy

Dermititis herpetiformis is a manifestation and not a disease per se.
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Dermititis herpetiformis is a manifestation and not a disease per se.
Right...but are you saying that the above are the same BIT and MAT for this manifestation? So if the question is focused on dermatitis herpetiformis and the best test is asked ..it won't be IgA anti-endomysial Abs, since granular IgA deposits are present in the upper dermis? just wondering.
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