A 34-year-old member asked:
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how do a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease differ?

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Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Autoimmune: Allergy is mediated by immunoglobulin e usually and doesnt damage the intestine wall. Celiac is a autoimmune disease where the antibodies attack the lining of the intestines and affect the absorption of food. Celiac can also lead to other autoimmune diseases.
Answered on Apr 18, 2013

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