A 48-year-old member asked:
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if you are allergic to gluten, does that mean you have celiac disease, or is allergy a different problem?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Same: The two are same for all practical purposes.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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