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my endoscopy biopsy looked exactly like something caused by celiac disease but my blood test came back negative, what else could it be?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Biopsy definitive.: In regards to celiac disease, the biopsy is more diagnostically reliable than the blood test, so if the blood test showed typical evidence of celiac disease, I'd believe it.
Answered on Jan 25, 2016

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