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Is there a cure for celiac sprue? Can you get rid of it by not eating any wheat at all?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Just like rheumatoid arthritis or autoimmune thyroid disease, once you have this it has you, forever. Any time you consume gluten in the future, new autoimmune antibodies will be generated that will attack your gut.
Research is ongoing to shut down this reactivity, but such treatment is a future hope, not a present reality.

In brief: No

Just like rheumatoid arthritis or autoimmune thyroid disease, once you have this it has you, forever. Any time you consume gluten in the future, new autoimmune antibodies will be generated that will attack your gut.
Research is ongoing to shut down this reactivity, but such treatment is a future hope, not a present reality.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Treatment not cure

Celiac sprue is a genetic illness, autoimmune disorder with inflammation of small bowel in response to portions of the gluten protein of grains (wheat, rye, spelt, triticale, barley).
Currently rx is dietary exclusion of the offending foods-lifelong. Research ongoing into other rx. Dietary exclusion can reverse the bowel changes, and correct many of the nutritional problems. Can recur if restart.

In brief: Treatment not cure

Celiac sprue is a genetic illness, autoimmune disorder with inflammation of small bowel in response to portions of the gluten protein of grains (wheat, rye, spelt, triticale, barley).
Currently rx is dietary exclusion of the offending foods-lifelong. Research ongoing into other rx. Dietary exclusion can reverse the bowel changes, and correct many of the nutritional problems. Can recur if restart.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
Thank
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