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How does a gastrologist test for wheat allergy during upper endoscopy?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Wheat allergy

You should know that there are two different entities - wheat allergy which is an ige mediated allergy and gluten intolerance or so called celiac disease which is an IgA mediated disease.
Upper endoscopy can determine celiac disease (gluten intolerance) but not wheat allergy through ige mechanism. Usually, those folks have thinned duodenal mucosa due to inflammation and even atrophy.

In brief: Wheat allergy

You should know that there are two different entities - wheat allergy which is an ige mediated allergy and gluten intolerance or so called celiac disease which is an IgA mediated disease.
Upper endoscopy can determine celiac disease (gluten intolerance) but not wheat allergy through ige mechanism. Usually, those folks have thinned duodenal mucosa due to inflammation and even atrophy.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No way

The gastroenterologist can tell you whether the esophagus and stomach looks normal or not but can't tell you what causes it.

In brief: No way

The gastroenterologist can tell you whether the esophagus and stomach looks normal or not but can't tell you what causes it.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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