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Objective : To analyze if it is worthwhile to screen Brazilian osteoporotic patients for celiac disease (CD).Subjects and methods : One hundred patients with osteoporosis and 97 controls were evaluated for IgA-EmA (IgA anti-endomysial antibodies) by indirect immunofluorescence method and IgG-anti-tTG (tissue transglutaminase) by ELISA assay. Positive patients were invited to have gastrointestinal endoscopy with jejunal biopsy.Results : Two patients had positive IgG-anti-tTG test and one of themdoi:10.1590/0004-2730000002919 pmid:24863089 fatcat:dncug5miobfglc4p4u5uyyx6ve