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Gluten allergy Celiac Disease

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Autoimmune: Allergy is mediated by immunoglobulin e usually and doesnt damage the intestine wall. Celiac is a autoimmune disease where the antibodies attack the l ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
They are the same: Gluten sensitivity is celiac disease.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Genetic component: Gluten sesitiviy and celiac disease are the same for all practical purposes. There is a hereditary component to the disease in that it requires the p ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Same : The two are same for all practical purposes.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
A reaction to gluten: Celiac disease (gluten allergy) occurs in a person who may have a genetic tendency to react abnormally to gluten (a protein in wheat, barley, and rye) ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajiv Arora
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sxs/mechanism: A true food allergy goes through the immune system and causes a sudden, potentially life threatening reaction (anaphylaxis) which includes hives, swel ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Intol. isn't allergy: Celiac disease (gluten allergy) is a big allergic reaction to gluten (a protein in grains such as wheat, barley, rye, etc...). Wheat allergy includes ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No such thing: They check for specific autoantibodies associated with celiac disease, usually the endomysial antibody.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Same: The two are same for all practical purposes.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
We can not tell: But if you get loose fatty stools when you eat diet containing gluten, than you may have celia disease consult your doctor.

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