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Are There Racial Differences In Regards To Celiac Disease
Yes: Because celiac disease is hereditary, the disease occurs more often in certain ethnic/racial groups because more people in those groups carry the hla-dq2 and hla-dq8 genes that "cause" celiac disease. The genes are more common in persons from northern and western europe, but are uncommon in western pacific rim populations (china, japan). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The same thing: Both terms mean the same thing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Celiac vs IBS: Celiac is an autoimmune disease (not a food allergy) where the IgA antibody is directed against the cells that break down gluten...So u become intolerant. Ibs is a wastebasket term when there are GI related issues (diarrhea, bloating, etc.) that does not have a true clinical diagnosis based on looking for other GI diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flea bites vs rash: Fleas only jump about knee high so the bites are usually below the knee and look like insect bites, firm red itchy-painful nodules, some may have pustules. Rash due to celiac disease is dermatitis herpetiformis, grouped crusted red bumps, urticarial papules or vesicles on extensor surfaces, such as elbows, knees, buttocks, back. Because rash is very itchy, usually we see mostly scratches on exam. ...Read more
Very different: Celiac disease is an allergy to a protein found in wheat called gluten. It can be associated with abnormal liver tests but usually is associated with anemia, diarrhea or other intestinal issues. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease affecting the liver caused by an overactive immune system. Both are likely genetically predetermined but not generally related to each other. ...Read more
Same: The two are the same for all practical purposes. ...Read more
Celiac: Celiac and leaky gut are two entirely different entities. Celiac refers to an auto immune problem of the small intestine. People with celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten because they develop auto antibodies that damage the intestinal lining. A leaky gut is merely a descriptive term that is nonspecific and not scientific, but can refer to the process of intestinal contents crossing into the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy vs celiac: A wheat allergy is the symptoms that occur when you make ige antibodies to wheat. Celiac disease is the symptoms that occur when your body makes IgA antibodies to the gluten in wheat, rye and barley. The symptoms can be similar in that both can cause bloating, abdominal pain, loose stools, etc. Allergies can cause anaphylaxis and celiac raises cancer risk, so it helps to find out which you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic & toxic: Wheat allergy is mediated by ige and you may have skin rash, hives, gastrointestinal upset, and/or respiratory symptoms from eating wheat but not other grains. Gluten sensitivity is genetically determined and symptoms can be induced by an product containing gluten aside from wheat. ...Read more
Sxs/mechanism: A true food allergy goes through the immune system and causes a sudden, potentially life threatening reaction (anaphylaxis) which includes hives, swelling, breathing sxs, GI sxs, heart sxs, nasal/eye sxs. This can be diagnosed by an allergist. Celiac is a different immune response to gluten in the gut. Symptoms can be more subtle (stomach sxs and others) and initial eval involves a blood test. ...Read more
What is the difference between a gluten allergy/sensitivity and celiac disease? Are both hereditary?
Genetic component: Gluten sesitiviy and celiac disease are the same for all practical purposes. There is a hereditary component to the disease in that it requires the presence of hla dq 2 or 8 marker and these markers are inherited. Early exposure to gluten in infancy increases the risk of developing gluten sensitivity, so there is an enviornmenatal factor also in addition to genetic one. ...Read more
Is there difference in terms of symptoms between celiac disease/gluten intolerance/wheat allergy?
Yes: They are not the same!Get a more detailed answer ›
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