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Is it correct to assume celiac disease is food allergy?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Celiac disease aller

No it is not correct, it is not allergy in true sense.
It is an auto immune disease of the small bowel that occurs in some people from infancy to adulthood.When patients are exposed toglidin a gluten protein found in wheat, barley and rye tissue transglutinase enzyme modifies the protein and immune system cross reacts with small bowel causing inflammation, that causes atrophy of villi lining small bow.

In brief: Celiac disease aller

No it is not correct, it is not allergy in true sense.
It is an auto immune disease of the small bowel that occurs in some people from infancy to adulthood.When patients are exposed toglidin a gluten protein found in wheat, barley and rye tissue transglutinase enzyme modifies the protein and immune system cross reacts with small bowel causing inflammation, that causes atrophy of villi lining small bow.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO

Food allergy is an ige ( allergy antibody ) medicated reaction. These reactions (ige) typically result in rash, hives, lip tongue swelling, shortness of breath, passing out and rarely death. Celiac disease or gluten sensitive enteropathy is not an ige mediated reaction to gluten -- it is IgG mediated. This is a very important distinction.

In brief: NO

Food allergy is an ige ( allergy antibody ) medicated reaction. These reactions (ige) typically result in rash, hives, lip tongue swelling, shortness of breath, passing out and rarely death. Celiac disease or gluten sensitive enteropathy is not an ige mediated reaction to gluten -- it is IgG mediated. This is a very important distinction.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Celiac disease (celiac sprue, gluten allergy) is a strong allergic reaction to gluten, a protein seen in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, etc.
.. Technically speaking, the reaction is not a typical food allergy reaction, but is an abnormal immune system reaction that causes inflammation and damage to the lining of one's own small intestine.

In brief: Yes

Celiac disease (celiac sprue, gluten allergy) is a strong allergic reaction to gluten, a protein seen in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, etc.
.. Technically speaking, the reaction is not a typical food allergy reaction, but is an abnormal immune system reaction that causes inflammation and damage to the lining of one's own small intestine.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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