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My brother tested positive on a celiac panel. Does that mean that he has celiac disease?

My brother tested positive on a celiac panel. Does that mean that he has celiac disease?

Celiac diagnosis: The "gold standard" procedure for diagnosis of celiac disease is the upper GI biopsy, but a skin biopsy for dermatitis herpetiformis (itchy blisters) from an elbow or shin can also be definitive. Both biopsies show IgA antibodies in the tissues. Many people without "perfect" diagnoses still find they benefit from gluten free diets. Your brother's blood test is suggestive but not definitive. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more


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How much would a celiac blood panel cost without insurance? Celiac disease runs in my family, plus I have itchy clear liquid bumps on my fingers.

How much would a celiac blood panel cost without insurance? Celiac disease runs in my family, plus I have itchy  clear liquid bumps on my fingers.

Check with lab: The cost for lab test will vary from lab to lab and region to region of us. Call the lab that and check what the "cash" cost will be. ...Read more

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How do people get celiac disease?

How do people get celiac disease?

Genetics; eat gluten: Celiac disease (gluten allergy) occurs in a person who may have a genetic tendency to react abnormally to gluten (a protein in wheat, barley, and rye). Something causes his immune system to over-react to gluten. Later, when he eats foods containing gluten, his immune system reacts with the intestine that is digesting the gluten, and causes intestinal damage, abnormal digestion, plus malabsorption. ...Read more

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How does celiac disease affect the skin?

How does celiac disease affect the skin?

DH: Board Question? Dermatitis Herpetiformis. This appears as a group of itchy blisters, usually on the outside of arms and legs, that can look like herpes. Rarely it can be confused by eczema. Far more people have eczema, though. DH is diagnosed by direct immunofluorescence done via biopsy by a dermatologist. Other conditions can associate with DH as well. ...Read more

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How common is celiac disease in children?

How common is celiac disease in children?

Maybe 1% (1 in 100): Celiac disease affects about 1 in 100 people, to about 1 in 150 people. The exact numbers are not certain, but it affects a little less than 1% of the population. ...Read more

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What is a person eat with celiac disease?

What is a person eat with celiac disease?

No wheat rye barley: You can eat meat, chicken, turkey, fish, nuts, fruits and vegetables, grains including rice, and corn. Potato and sweet potato. Avoid any wheat, rye, or barley products or products derived from them. This means avoiding products that contain gluten- the product in wheat rye and barley that causes the body to react adversely in celiac. ...Read more

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Can I diagnose myself for celiac disease?

Can I diagnose  myself for celiac disease?

No: You need blood tests for celiac antibodies and an endoscopy to confirm the diagnosis. However, you can eliminate glutens from your diet and see if that helps. ...Read more

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When does celiac disease generally develop?

Any age: Alrhough celiac disease can reveal itself when very young with a 'classic group' of symptoms, there are many older adults with celiac disase thar is diagnosed only after a thorough 'workup' of iron deficiency anemia - that may simply have presented as gradual fatigue - erroneously attributed to 'old age' by the patient - and sometimes others too :(. ...Read more

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What are some food options for celiac disease?

What are some food options for celiac disease?

Read labels: This requires that you go on a gluten free diet. Gluten is found primarily in wheat, barley and rye, so any product with these is out. There are a number of sources on the web, including the Mayo clinic, that provide guidance.Just search for "gluten free diet".The FDA requires that vendors list any of the top 8 food allergens on packages, so start looking.Some even have a GF seal. ...Read more

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Help please! is celiac disease autosomal or sex-linked?

Help please! is celiac disease autosomal or sex-linked?

Celiac Disease: Celiac disease (cd) may have a higher prevalence in females but sex-linked genetic transmission has not been determined. The immune response genes are autosomal and there has been some linkage with certain genetic alleles hla-dq2 & dq8. If you do not have these alleles you will probably not get cd, but not everyone with these immune responce genes has cd. 30% of caucasions have dq2. ...Read more

Dr. Jill Carnahan
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Celiac Panel (Definition)

A series of tests are done for diagnosis of celiac disease. This includes: the following serology tests: IgA endosomal assay, antitissue trans-glutaminase antibodies, antigliadin antibody assay. These tests are done during exposure to gluten. Small bowel ...Read more