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Can Casein Cause High Iga Or Transglutaminase Levels?
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Hi,

I'm new to the forum. I just had a check of my IgA and IgA-Ak done, and my levels are horrible (igA at 94 and IgA-Ak at 187.6). This is after following an extremely strict gluten free diet. I know that sometimes people with celiac disease also react to casein - but would that show up in the blood test, or does that really just test for the presence of gluten?

I'm especially curious if that's what's causing this because I was diagnosed with celiacs almost 2 years ago, and I seemed to be improving well. But then about a year ago I reintroduced dairy into my diet, and around that time my antibody levels spiked and I started feeling worse.
I'm in Germany, and I'm trying to find a specialist who can help me here, but in the meantime any advice would be welcome. My general practitioner told me she had no idea whether dairy could cause the spike in antibody levels, and that "she thought I'd be happy" because my levels went down from over 200 to 187 over the last six months. She then told me that it was probably impossible to follow a totally gluten free diet, so I should expect high antibodies. Thankfully I know enough not to accept that. 

Thanks for your insight!

Cricket

 

 

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i don't know how casein would make your antibody levels go up - i know that people with celiac usually have trouble digesting dairy/casein because the (damaged) villi in your small intestines are what produces the stuff that allows your body to digest dairy.  so, it would make you uncomfortable and maybe irritate your guts.....  ?  

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