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What sort of disease is celiac disease?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an auto-immune IgA antibody problem where your own antibodies are attacking the enzymes that break down the products of gluten.
It is not a food allergy! that is why mayo clinic labs check IgA levels before even running the other tissue specific tests.

In brief: Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an auto-immune IgA antibody problem where your own antibodies are attacking the enzymes that break down the products of gluten.
It is not a food allergy! that is why mayo clinic labs check IgA levels before even running the other tissue specific tests.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Great answer. Wishing you'all the best
Dr. Charles Cattano
Treatment now is strict avoidance of foods that contain gluten, like wheat, barley, rye. An experimental new drug treatment is on the horizon, so stay tuned!
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Gluten intolerance

Celiac disease is when you body is essentially allergic to gluten.
Celiac disease can have many symptoms, including diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, nutrition problems, weight loss, rashes, and a higher risk of cancer. It is diagnosed by blood tests and endoscopy. Treatment is usually by avoiding foods with gluten.

In brief: Gluten intolerance

Celiac disease is when you body is essentially allergic to gluten.
Celiac disease can have many symptoms, including diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, nutrition problems, weight loss, rashes, and a higher risk of cancer. It is diagnosed by blood tests and endoscopy. Treatment is usually by avoiding foods with gluten.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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