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There are two subtypes of anti-transglutaminase antibodies: IgA and IgG. This technique measures the IgA subtype, which is considered the most sensitive. The IgA anti-transglutaminase test is positive in the vast majority of individuals who have the disease and it is used to monitor diet efficacy (return to normal in 3 to 12 months).

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Hot zone

A hot zone is a section of a facility (sometimes an entire facility or even a city district) where there is a high risk of contamination by patients with an infectious disease. All individuals entering a hot zone must respect appropriate protective measures. By analogy, “cold zone” and “warm zone” are used to refer to areas where there is no infected individual or only individuals suspected of having an infection.