A 33-year-old female asked:
If i have an elevated transglutaminase iga, hypothyroidism, and a mother with celiac disease. is the likelihood that i have celiac disease.?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattanoanswered
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Yes, but ...: While your database is highly suggestive of a person at risk for celiac disease, the diagnosis still hinges on a diagnostic small bowel biopsy. Once the diagnosis is secure, a gluten-free diet should then result in a drop in tissue transglutaminase titer.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
23 years experience
Yes: I would consider an evaluation by a gastroenterologist to make a definitive diagnosis. Given your history of autoimmune disease, elevated ttg IgA and family history of celiac disease, the likelihood of you having celiac disease is very high.
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Last updated Jun 29, 2020
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