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are organs of a celiac patient safe to donate?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Should not be a problem, as long as they had good function before. Celiac can affect function of a lot of organs.
Answered on Feb 2, 2012
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Probably yes: The 2 organs that are usually affected by celiac disease are the intestine (damage to the lining) and the skin (a rash that looks like herpes, called dermatitis herpetiformis. Other organs should be safe.
Answered on Sep 12, 2019

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