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Is it possible for one person to have both celiac disease and ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Yes: It is certainly possible to have both. Improbable, but possible.
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, absolutely. There are some patients given initial diagnosis of either ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease that later turn out to have celiac disease and the former goes into remission with a gluten-free diet. If you are uncertain of risk, there are genetic tests (dq2/dq8) to determine if you have a high probability of reacting to gluten.
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Provided original answer
Here is a recent blog post on some of the possible triggers for developing inflammatory bowel disease... http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2011/02/help-for-those-suffering-from.html
Jan 23, 2012

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