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is celiac disease contagious

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Celiac disease is not contagious, but it is familial and hereditary. It is a type of immune system disorder in which a person reacts strongly to the p ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Selter
37 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Celiac disease: Celiac disease is not contagious. It is however hereditable and frequently seen in family members of the affected individual.
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Can be: Think of the digestive tract as an assembly line where food comes in, is reduced to its parts, then moved into the body where the parts can be re-asse ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
38 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
A biopsy: There are blood tests that provide some evidence, but they are not totally reliable. A small bowel biopsy is the only absolute diagnostic test. Visit ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to treat: "refractory" is a fancy medical term for something that is hard to treat. In other words, the disease is not getting any better using standard treatme ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Therapy not working: The treatment for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet. Refractory celiac disease is when a patient still has symptoms after being on a strictly glute ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
PPI: I don't think ppis are contraindicated in celiac disease or any certain ppi that should be avoided. Ppis work on the stomach mucosa whereas celiac dis ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Symptoms: Celiac disease is a problem where patients get chronic diarrhea and sometimes a serious skin rash called pyoderma gangrenosum caused by your body maki ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
53 years experience Allergy and Immunology
GiM.d: If you have any suspicion better be in good hand i.E a G.I.M.D and get blood test antigliadin antibody ttg and get of gluten ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Usually diarrhea: Celiac disease, among its many manifestations, may result in diarrhea. Simplistically, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Diarrhea, bloating: Intestinal symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation, bloating, and gas. Rashes may occur as well. Fatigue is possible. Growth issues in children ma ... Read More
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