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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

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Celiac Disease (Definition)

An immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more


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Can infants have celiac disease or gluten intolerance?

Yes: Yes, but may not show symptoms for years. While milk fed, will not seee any symptoms until those foods are introduced. ...Read more

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What symptoms of celiac disease can infants get if they are not on solid foods yet?

What symptoms of celiac disease can infants get if they are not on solid foods yet?

No gluten, no sprue: "celiac" symptoms: colicky, crampy, fussy, maybe diarrhea are common in infants. Classical celiac disease occurs after weaning, eating grains like wheat, barley, rye, triticale (contain gluten). Not noted if solely breast feeding. Symptoms can occur later in life. ...Read more

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If I have celiac disease, does that mean my baby will, too?

If I have celiac disease, does that mean my baby will, too?

No: Celiac disease does run in some families, but that does not mean every member of the family will get the disease. If a parent has celiac disease, the baby's doctor can follow the baby's growth at the regular check-ups, and may do occasional blood tests to look for celiac disease. ...Read more

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If just one parent has celiac disease, what are the chances their baby will have it?

If just one parent has celiac disease, what are the chances their baby will have it?

Higher: Celiac disease can be exceedingly mild or more severe. There is some familial association but it is mild. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with celiac disease at 13, shouldve happened as i baby, i went 13 years eating gluten not knowing, am i at higher risk for cancer etc?

I was diagnosed with celiac disease at 13, shouldve happened as i baby, i went 13 years eating gluten not knowing, am i at higher risk for cancer etc?

Celiac ads & Cancer: Yes, there is an increased risk of lymphomas and certain types of intestinal cancers in celiac sufferers, and that risk is enhanced the longer the disease goes without diagnosis. Having said that, you and your doctor can now plan a schedule of regular surveillance, which you would have started in adulthood anyway. The mean age when cancer was dx'd - in one study - was 47.6 years of age. ...Read more

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If my baby always cries after eating wheat cereal, does he have celiac disease?

If my baby always cries after eating wheat cereal, does he have celiac disease?

Not necessarily: About 1 in 133 of healthy people or 0.7% of the population have celiac disease. About 1 in 56 or 1.8% of people who have suggestive symptoms have celiac disease. So, even in cases of suggestive symptoms, the majority of people do not have the autoimmune condition known as celiac disease. Talk to you doctor about blood tests that can be helpful to screen for celiac disease. ...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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My 10 month old son's stools smelled of vomit after I tried him with baby greek style yogurt. Does this mean he isn't ready for yogurt? I read that this smell in stools can be indicative of celiac disease so it's a little worrying. He is otherwise fine an

My 10 month old son's stools smelled of vomit after I tried him with baby greek style yogurt. Does this mean he isn't ready for yogurt? I read that this smell in stools can be indicative of celiac disease so it's a little worrying. He is otherwise fine an

Healthy?: If he is healthy otherwise, you need not be concerned. If you don't like the odor of the stool from the yogurt, then you should stop feeding this to him since this is not an essential food.Celiac is related to gluten which is not present in yogurt (unless certain cereal is added). ...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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Do you know about celiac disease?

Yes: To get the best use of this site you need to provide background information and ask a specific question. This is not a chat room & each question goes out at random to the site consultants. No questions are linked & we cannot see anything you upload. You are welcome to start over. ...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?

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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