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What exactly is latent and silent celiac disease?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Degrees of abnormal
Latent: abnormal blood test/antibody tests, but normal biopsy and no symptoms or signs.
Children diagnosed with celiac sprue as children; tolerated introduction of gluten. Can develop signs and symptoms later in life. Silent:: abnormal antibody tests, abnormal intestinal biopsy nut no signs or symptoms even on gluten diet. Can develop signs/symptoms later in life.

In brief: Degrees of abnormal
Latent: abnormal blood test/antibody tests, but normal biopsy and no symptoms or signs.
Children diagnosed with celiac sprue as children; tolerated introduction of gluten. Can develop signs and symptoms later in life. Silent:: abnormal antibody tests, abnormal intestinal biopsy nut no signs or symptoms even on gluten diet. Can develop signs/symptoms later in life.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Celiac
Basically means you test positive for the antibodies known to cause the disease but you do not manifest any of the classic symptoms of celiac disease.

In brief: Celiac
Basically means you test positive for the antibodies known to cause the disease but you do not manifest any of the classic symptoms of celiac disease.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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