A 43-year-old member asked:
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are the symptoms of celiac disease and vitamin b12 deficiency alike?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not similar!: These diseases can coexist, but their symptoms are not similar!
Answered on May 2, 2014
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