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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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Lower abdominal discomfort, ultra/ct scans, bloodwork, esr, pst, colonoscopy, celiac hla typing, celiac panel all normal. Can it be ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal?

Lower abdominal discomfort, ultra/ct scans, bloodwork, esr, pst, colonoscopy, celiac hla typing, celiac panel all normal. Can it be ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal?

It is nonspecific sy: Your symptoms are not anything serious to justify anymore testing, as you already have done a lot. I would hold off any further interventions and eat and live normally. Begin to exercise daily would help to get your mind of this vague symptom of abdominal discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hla typing?

What is the definition or description of: hla typing?

HLA typing: Describes the determination of proteins on the cell surface which the immune system utilizes to assign self and not self. There are multiple genes which encode these proteins on chromosome 6. ...Read more

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What is hla-typing or "tissue typing?" what is tissue crossmatch?

What is hla-typing or "tissue typing?" what is tissue crossmatch?

Donor-Recipient: These are all methods of determining compatibility between donor and recipient with organ and tissue transplants. Everyone has certain protein and carbohydrate markers on the outside of every cell. These make us unique, but also are potential allergens between people. To help prevent rejection (which can be life-threatening) we try to make sure the markers are alike as possible in both people. ...Read more

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With regards to hla typing, is mhc-1 matching or mhc-2 better to avoid a graft rejection?

With regards to hla typing, is mhc-1 matching or mhc-2 better to avoid a graft rejection?

In the arena of stem: Cell transplantation this is more defined than in the past. Class one match (hla a, b and c) and class two (hla dr and dq) are all performed at high resolution (gene level tryping). The best match with all loci evaluated will produce the lowest chance of graft rejection. Mis-match can be assessed in the gvhd and host vs graft (rejection) direction. ...Read more

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What are indications of hla typing?

What are indications of hla typing?

Immunology: Usually hla typing is performed to look for immune compatibility (or lack thereof). Examples include transplant, platelet transfusion, and certain autoimmune diseases. ...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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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Hla Typing (Definition)

Describes the determination of proteins on the cell surface which the immune system utilizes to assign self and not self. There are multiple genes which encode these ...Read more