Is There Need for a New Hepatitis B Vaccine Schedule for Children with Celiac Disease?

Ertekin V. , Tosun M. S. , SELİMOĞLU M. A.

HEPATITIS MONTHLY, vol.11, no.8, pp.634-637, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/kowsar.1735143x.715
  • Title of Journal : HEPATITIS MONTHLY
  • Page Numbers: pp.634-637


Background: Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease characterized by immune-mediated inflammatory damage of the small intestinal mucosa, precipitated by the ingestion of gluten-containing foods. Since human leucocyte antigen DQ2 (HLA-DQ2) is a marker of nonresponsiveness to hepatits B virus (HBV) vaccine, CD may also be associated with this nonresponsiveness.