A member asked:

What does a diagnosis of celiacute disease mean? my daughter had a endoscopy done wk ago biopsy neg..no intestine damage but has positive celiac gene

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Dr. John Chiu answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Only at risk: Just because one has a genetic predisposition does not mean that one will get the disease. Even identical twins are likely to get the same diseases only about 50% of the time. However this should alert your daughter to consider celiac disease as a potential issue when and if she develops symptoms suggestive of this condition.

Answered 11/15/2013



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