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is it possible for itching to be a sign of celiac disease?

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Dr. Alan Greene
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Yes: There's an itchy skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis that occurs in about 1/4 of the people with celiac disease. Of all the people with dermatitis herpetiformis, about 85% have celiac -- and it may be the only symptom of celiac they have. When gluten is removed from the diet, the skin problem often goes away.

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