Are there nationality differences in regards to celiac disease?

Yes. Because celiac disease is hereditary, the disease occurs more often in certain ethnic/racial groups because more people in those groups carry the hla-dq2 and hla-dq8 genes that "cause" celiac disease. The genes are more common in persons from northern and western europe, but are uncommon in western pacific rim populations (china, japan).
Celiac Disease. Mayo clinic evaluated 8, 000 patients and found the highest prevalence in non-hispanic caucasians, although celiac can occur in any ethnicity or population. http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/market/celiac-disease-may-vary-by-ethnicity-study-suggests.

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Are there racial differences in regards to celiac disease?

Yes. Because celiac disease is hereditary, the disease occurs more often in certain ethnic/racial groups because more people in those groups carry the hla-dq2 and hla-dq8 genes that "cause" celiac disease. The genes are more common in persons from northern and western europe, but are uncommon in western pacific rim populations (china, japan). Read more...
Celiac Disease. Mayo clinic has an article discussing this. It is more prevalent in the caucasian population but can occur in any ethnicity. Read more...

What is the main difference between celiac sprue and celiac disease?

None. Celiac disease and celiac sprue are essentially the same thing. Celiac sprue is an older term when the symptoms were thought to mainly be gastrointestinal. Doctors have moved to using the term celiac disease in more modern times to acknowledge that there are so many more body systems affected and constitutes a systemic disease. Read more...

What is the difference between celiac disease and ibs?

Mechanical. Celiac disease is due to an immune response to food allergens, usually gluten in wheat products. Ibs is a neuro-mechanical problem due to an over-responsive GI tract. Celiac disease responds to an elimination diet, while IBS can be treated with fiber, diet modifications and antispasmodic medications. Read more...
Celiac vs IBS. Celiac is an autoimmune disease (not a food allergy) where the IgA antibody is directed against the cells that break down gluten...So u become intolerant. Ibs is a wastebasket term when there are GI related issues (diarrhea, bloating, etc.) that does not have a true clinical diagnosis based on looking for other GI diseases. Read more...

How can you tell the difference betweeb IBS from celiac disease?

Celiac. Celiac disease has specific tests that can be performed for a proper diagnosis, some are blood tests and ultimately a gastroenterologist can take a biopsy from your gut to make the diagnosis. See your primary care doctor first. Read more...

What is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

Cekiac disease. There are a number of skin disorders assocaited with celiac disease. Dh is one that can resemble flea bites. One has to look at the whole picture to decide if there is underlying celiac disease or if the dog has fleas. Go to http://www.Celiaccentral.Org/skin/. Read more...

I want to know what is the difference between flea bites and celiac disease rash?

Flea bites vs rash. Fleas only jump about knee high so the bites are usually below the knee and look like insect bites, firm red itchy-painful nodules, some may have pustules. Rash due to celiac disease is dermatitis herpetiformis, grouped crusted red bumps, urticarial papules or vesicles on extensor surfaces, such as elbows, knees, buttocks, back. Because rash is very itchy, usually we see mostly scratches on exam. Read more...