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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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      Hello, This is my first post. Hoping to find an answer to this question. do I have gluten sensitivity?  I've villous atrophy with negative tTG IgG/IgA results, but high anti glaidin IGA value. Test resus are as follows:  1- 3 specimen were extracted, results were as follows: D2- sections show focal erosions of the surface epithelium. Villi show focal shortening and blunting with reduction in villous/crypt ratio. Lamina propria is congested with patchy edema. Intraepithelial lymphocyte count is increased un number (15-30 lymphocytes/100 epithelial cells). The number of chronic inflammatory cells show moderate increase. Brunner glands are normal, parasitic elements are absent.   2- following this i had IgA/IgG blood tests, results are as follows: Gliadin antibody IgA (11.93) Negative but result is very close to upper limit Gliadin antibody IgG (2.35) Negative Tissue Transglutaminase antibody IgA (0.25) Tissue Transglutaminase antibody IgG (1.11) 3- I had food sensetivity IgG ELISA called Imupro, results show very high levels to gluten and wheat + candida albican too. My symptoms are simply bloating all day long, flautance and gases  4 to 6 hours after drinking milk .                
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