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I had a biopsy of my small intestine come back with elevated lymphocytes and all the blood came back negative for celiac disease. What r other reasons?

I had a biopsy of my small intestine come back with elevated lymphocytes and all the blood came back negative for celiac disease. What r other reasons?

Need more info: The hall mark of celiac disease is destruction of the lining of the intestine (mucosal atrophy). To give you a better idea about what is going on I would need a complete report of the biopsy and description of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Celiac Disease (Definition)

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Diffuse increase in intraepithelial lymphocytes. How likely is it celiac disease? What other tests should be done?

Diffuse increase in intraepithelial lymphocytes. How likely is it celiac disease? What other tests should be done?

Too vague a question: I trust you are referring to some biopsy findings and thus need to know where the biopsy was obtained. The definitive diagnosis for celiac disease is a small intestinal biopsy. Certain blood tests such as IgA ttg is said to be over 90% sensitive in detecting gluten sensitivity provided that you are not avoiding gluten when the blood sample is obtained. ...Read more

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Would having Gerd and celiac disease cause a patient to have high b12 levels?

Would having Gerd and celiac disease cause a patient to have high b12 levels?

No: In fact people taking PPI class of drug for GERD often end up with low serum B12 level which may or may not be clinically important. ...Read more

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Can Celiac disease cause very high liver enzymes?

Can Celiac disease cause very high liver enzymes?

Depends!: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to a number of different conditions. They can even be elevated temporarily for no reason, & fall to normal the next time it is checked. Are you on any meds? Do you feel bad? There isn't enough info to give you a decent answer. Give a little more history, and add any meds or other medical problems that you have in your health history and it will help us answer ...Read more

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Very high B12 blood level, low iron, rt side ab pain despite very strict gfdiet for celiac disease, not on vitamins. What could cause high B12 levels?

High B12 and folate (folic acid): Levels are caused by their accumulation and non use in the body. I have seen it related to vitramin b1 deficiency. Worth trying. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause elevated WBC levels (above 20, 000) and fever? Is a person wid high IgE level is more prone to celiac as well?

Can celiac disease cause elevated WBC levels (above 20, 000) and fever? Is a person wid high IgE level is more prone to celiac as well?

No and No: The elevated WBC calls for a serious workup by your physician -- we don't want to miss endocarditis, leukemia or any of several other troublesome, possibly treatable diseases. The ige system is barely related to the pathogensis of celiac sprue and the assay is worthless to screen for it. I'm glad you're being proactive & hope you'll get straight talk from your physician now. ...Read more

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Daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 weeks ago. Now has severe itching on lower legs only at night time. Low white blood count and high Globulin Serum levels. Severe weight loss, and bruising What could cause this? Itching Issues

Daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 weeks ago. Now has severe itching on lower legs only at night time. Low white blood count and high Globulin Serum levels. Severe weight loss, and bruising What could cause this? Itching Issues

There is a very: Characteristic skin rash that accompanies celiac disease: dermatitis herpetiformis. Typically this is a skin manifestation of non-celiac wheat sensitivity. Extremely itchy bumps or blisters appear, especially on the forearms. The lab abnormalities you describe are not typical for celiac; in fact serum globulins may be low. I suspect more than one diagnosis; continue working closely with her Doctor ...Read more

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What is celiac disease, what are it's causes and symptoms? How is it diagnosed?

What is celiac disease, what are it's causes and symptoms? How is it diagnosed?

Celiac disease: In Celiac disease the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten like proteins in rye and barley) in the small intestine causing damage. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Classically people have loose stool, bloating, and abdominal discomfort but more often are just found when screened for other reasons (like symptoms of a nutritional deficiency like iron or bone loss). ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause vasculitis?

Can celiac disease cause vasculitis?

Almost never: Vasculitis complicating celiac disease has been described but is extremely rare, and is not the most likely cause of any symptoms you might be experiencing. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause random nausea?

Can celiac disease cause random nausea?

Lots of things do: Your nausea may have little to do with the gut. Biliary ; pancreatic disease may be present. Gas/bloat syndrome? Consider "central" causes like: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), food poisoning, medication side effects, pregnancy, ; even stress. Yes, celiac disease may contribute, but best get checked. ...Read more

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Could celiac disease cause infertility?

Could celiac disease cause infertility?

Yes: If you are concerned about celiac disease causing infertility, discuss testing with your physician. Patients with celiac disease and infertility are usually able to conceive once beginning gluten free diet. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause sun sensitivity?

Can celiac disease cause sun sensitivity?

Not directly, but...: People who manage their diet to avoid gluten may risk becoming deficient in a variety of necessary nutrients. It's possible to learn how to have a varied, full range of foods, but it takes time and interest. Sun-sensitivity is a symptom of pellagra (a Niacin (vitamin b3) deficiency). It can be quite serious so eat tuna, salmon, or ground beef if you can, or snack on peanuts daily. ...Read more

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Can gluten cause migraines without celiac disease?

No proof: Lots of claims re: gluten, but less data. People don't eat gluten, they eat gluten containing foods-grains. These can be variously prepared; this can be a factor in getting headaches (among others). ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause mental disorders or problems?

Can celiac disease cause mental disorders or problems?

It can: Many patients with celiac disease suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and irritabity. Some actually describe that they can feel decreased mental acuity when ingesting gluten and call it the "gluten fog". Interestingly enough, gluten can also be related to sleep disorders such as insomnia and restless leg syndrome. ...Read more

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Can some sort of parasite cause the symptoms of celiac disease?

Can some sort of parasite cause the symptoms of celiac disease?

Giardia lamblia: Giardia lamblia, a single call protozoan (think paramecium) parasite is found in fresh water. It takes up residence in the small intestine causing symptoms mimicking celiac disease. The organism may be detected in a stool specimen. Sometimes endoscopy is necessary for diagnosis. Treatment is curative. ...Read more

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What can be taken for extreme nausea with celiac disease and what causes the nausea?

What can be taken for extreme nausea with celiac disease and what causes the nausea?

Depends: Nausea is not a symptom of Celiac disease but may be one associated with migraine or other causes. It appears that you do have a lot of bowel issues, and thus may need to consider other causes for your nausea as well. Have you discussed your problem with your GI doctor? ...Read more

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Could my hyperthyroidism have caused my celiac disease?

Could my hyperthyroidism have caused my celiac disease?

Probably not: Thyroid disease and celiac disease are both disorders of the immune system, so they may be related in some way. However, one disease probably does not cause the other. ...Read more

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What are the causes of celiac disease (gluten allergy)?

What are the causes of celiac disease (gluten allergy)?

Gluten sensitivity: There are hereditary factors involved, but in general, celiac disease is a sensitivity to gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, oats, rye and barley. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause anxiety?

Can celiac disease cause anxiety?

Yes: It is interestingly associated with anxiety. Anxiety plus chronic fatigue, diarrhea, weight loss are alerting signs. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause lymphoma?

Can celiac disease cause lymphoma?

Celiac disease: Yes non Hodgkin's lymphoma is a rare complication of celiac disease ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause osteopenia?

Can celiac disease cause osteopenia?

Eventually: Since CD can eventually lead to poor intestinal absorption of the various building blocks of bone, it can eventually lead to osteopenia along with many other problems. ...Read more

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Will celiac disease cause inflammation?

Celiac disease: Inflammation is a non-specific descriptive term. Celiac disease (if not controlled via strict gluten free diet) will increase inflammatory cells along the intestinal lining. If you have biopsy-confirmed celiac disease, stay gluten-free in your diet. Unless you have other chronic gi-related conditions, a strict gluten free diet will prevent gut inflammation in celiac disease. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause bad body odor?

Can celiac disease cause bad body odor?

Celiac disease: Celiac disease can cause a whole host of problems, and is one of the great mimics. It can cause headaches, weight loss, anemia, infertility, abdominal pain. And some patients do complain of a change in their body odor. I would ask your doctor to check your blood tests for the typical antibodies associated with celiac disease, and if you carry the diagnosis, explore possible gluten contamination ...Read more

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How does celiac disease cause nutrient absorption?

How does celiac disease cause nutrient absorption?

Harms sm. Intestine: Celiac disease leads to inflammation and damage of the lining of the small intestine, which causes decreased absorption of nutrients, vitamins, iron, etc... The intestinal lining loses its microscopic "villi", which are tiny protrusions that maximize the absorptive surface area needed to absorb nutrients. A patient gets diarrhea, anemia, lactose intolerance, tummy aches, irritable bowels, etc... ...Read more

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What causes extreme sleep loss from celiac disease?

What causes extreme sleep loss from celiac disease?

Depends: Hard to tell, but many neurotransmitters are in the gut, and if celiac messes up your gut, it may possibly cause imbalances that may affect sleep. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease cause nutrient absorption in children?

Does celiac disease cause nutrient absorption in children?

It Can: Only if you restrict the diet too significantly can there be nutritional issues. Substitute with an appropriate food or multivitamin. Please discuss with your doctor or request a dietitian consult. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease? Does it cause a person to lose weight?

What is celiac disease? Does it cause a person to lose weight?

Yes: If you continue to consume gluten with a diagnosis of celiac disease, the gluten will damage the surface of the small intestine thus impairing your ability to absorb many nutrients leading to weight loss. However you need to consult your doctor to document the diagnosis since there are other conditions which can cause unexplained weight loss. ...Read more

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Could it happen such that a parasite cause the symptoms of celiac disease?

Could it happen such that a parasite cause the symptoms of celiac disease?

Yes: If you mean abdominal symptoms and diarrhea then the answer is "yes.". ...Read more

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I am suspecting that my child (1 year) has a celiac disease, I am far from the hospital can I get virtual diagnosis cause it has been 6 months?

I am suspecting that my child (1 year) has a celiac disease, I am far from the hospital can I get virtual diagnosis cause it has been 6 months?

Needs an eval: I find it unlikely the kid would have CD at 1 yr but it can happen. As a lifelong label with important implications (risks of other diseases) it requires a thorough basic evaluation. This would also include initial blood screening tests for tissue transglutaminase IgA & an IgA level. To be accurate the kid would need to ingest a gluten for the 3 wks prior to testing. A biopsy to confirm is standard ...Read more

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Can not going on a gluten free diet when you have celiac disease cause any other health problems?

Can not going on a gluten free diet when you have celiac disease cause any other health problems?

Yes: The problem is malabsorption of food and essential vitamins which can lead to many other complications (neurologic, hematologic, bone etc)and even death. The only treatment is avoidance at this time. The problem with a gluten free diet is that gluten free products often contain more sugar and fat to keep the consistency moist. ...Read more

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My 12 month old is being tested for celiac disease and other allergies. Hard to tell which items cause what symptoms?

My 12 month old is being tested for celiac disease and other allergies. Hard to tell which items cause what symptoms?

DH: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time.
Dermatitis herpetiformis usually begins in people age 20 and older, although children may sometimes be affected. It is seen in both men and women.
The cause is unknown. However, dermatitis herpetiformis is frequently linked to gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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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?

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

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. ...Read more

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Can untreated Celiac disease cause Immune Reconstruction Syndrome? I have bad allergic symptoms without Montelukast. Untreated Celiac disease too.

Can untreated Celiac disease cause Immune Reconstruction Syndrome? I have bad allergic symptoms without Montelukast. Untreated Celiac disease too.

Not known: The association of Celiac and immune reconstitution is not one I have heard of or could find doing a quick search. Montelukast is used in allergies so I think having the expected response from a medication does not suggest an immune problem. It is worth getting your Celiac under control for other reasons, i.e. to prevent the known Celiac complications. ...Read more

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What causes low vitamin d besides no sunlight and celiac disease?

Poor diet: Inadequate dietary intake can also cause low intake. Milk is supplemented with vitamin d and is a good source of vitamin d. Try eating foods that are high in vitamin d or take a vitamin d3 and calcium supplement that has at least 400 iu of d3 and 1000-1200 mg of calcium. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes celiac disease to begin in the first place?

Can anyone tell me what causes celiac disease to begin in the first place?

Genetics: If you are born with genetic mutations, hla types dq2 or dq8, this predisposes you to develop celiac disease. Then it is usually an environmental trigger, like abnormal gut microbes or infection that triggers it from being a genetic predisposition into an active condition. The condition starts with damage the the microvilli that line the gut and eventually ends with total villous atrophy. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease cause blurry vision?

Does celiac disease cause blurry vision?

Rarely: If the disease creates poor absorption of nutrients and there is a significant loss of electrolytes, you can suffer from blurred vision. But this would only be likely in very extreme cases. If a patient takes steroids during any of the treatment phases, they could experience temporary blurring of vision as well. If you are experiencing blurred vision, you should see an eye doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more