Does severe itching link to celiac disease?

On rare occasions. Dr. Westfield is correct. The condition is called dermatitis herpetiformis, an intensely itchy sometimes blistering rash associated with gluten enteropathy.
Sometimes. A condition called dermatitis herpetic prime is caused by a gluten sensitivity just as in celiac disease. The condition is diagnosed by a biopsy and blood tests. It is treated with oral Dapsone and avoidance of gluten-wheat products. With strict a oxidant e the Dapsone can be gradually reduced or eliminated.
No. There is no link but symptoms can manifest in any way....And skin is the largest organ in/on your body.

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Is it possible for itching to be a sign of celiac disease?

Yes. There's an itchy skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis that occurs in about 1/4 of the people with celiac disease. Of all the people with dermatitis herpetiformis, about 85% have celiac -- and it may be the only symptom of celiac they have. When gluten is removed from the diet, the skin problem often goes away. Read more...

Is celiac disease always associated with severe malnutrition?

No. People with celiac suffer from a wide range of severity of symptoms. Yes, some are malnurished. Others have mild intermittent abdominal pain, some have fatigue and yet others have rashes as their main problem. Read more...
No. There are variable degrees of involvement even without avoidance of gluten. Of course, once celiac disease is recognized avoidance of all gluten-containing foods resolves in resolution of intestinal injury, malabsorption and malnutrition. Read more...
Not always. Depending on duration of disease and eating habits, it may or may not lead to malnutrition and severity will be variable. Read more...

Help please! Is celiac disease always associated with severe symptoms and malnutrition?

NO. celiac disease can be hidden- or latent- and not associated with severe disease and symptoms or malnutrition. It depends on the individual's immune system and the antibodies it produces in response to gluten. It can be quantified by testing for antibodies and by an endoscopy to look at the degree of intestines that are affected. It can be graded as minimal to severe. Read more...
Not always severe. It can sometimes be found incidentally when working up other conditions like osteoporosis or iron deficiency. It always can cause decreased nutrient absorption, but depending on duration and eating habits, it may or may not lead to malnutrition. Read more...

Can celiac disease cause chronic severe constipation instead of diarrhea?

Unlikely. Celiac disease is secondary to damage to the lining of small intestine. Classic symptoms are diarrhea and weight loss. A small percent of patient may have constipation but not severe. Common causes of severe constipation are meds induced, diet related, not drinking enough fluids, and metabolic changes. Colonic inertia is another cause which requires a detailed workup. Hope this helps. Read more...