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Table 4 Distribution of anti-MICA autoantibodies in different patient groups included in the study by age at diagnosis

From: Autoantibodies against MHC class I polypeptide-related sequence A are associated with increased risk of concomitant autoimmune diseases in celiac patients

Groups Anti-MICA n Mean SD Median P
All Negative 810 31.60 23.14 31 -
Positive 201 21.03 21.89 12 < 0.01
Healthy controls Negative 193 22.75 18.390 19 -
Positive 7 41.86 20.408 54 -
Patients with celiac disease Negative 224 24.85 22.320 23 -
Positive 159 17.74 20.309 7 -
Patients with autoimmune disease Negative 393 39.81 22.88 41 -
  Positive 35 31.86 23.85 26 -