Anyone Celiac And No One Else?
Posted 08 June 2004 - 02:04 PM
Is anyone else here a Celiac with NO ONE else in their family ever having been???
We are looking back on both sides of the family and NEVER any digestive problems or cancers of ANY kind on either side. Wierd!
Isn't Celiac genetic/hereditary??? How do you get it otherwise?
Posted 08 June 2004 - 03:40 PM
Also the incidence is 1/20 for brother/sister/parents, but 1/40 for aunt/uncle/grandparent. Because of this, you may be the only one (like me) who "got lucky"!
Posted 08 June 2004 - 04:41 PM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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Posted 09 June 2004 - 12:18 PM
Posted 09 June 2004 - 01:56 PM
Posted 14 June 2004 - 01:43 PM
No one else in my family is aware of having celiac. Since there are SO MANY silent celiacs, it could be that someone has it, but doesn't know it, or that it's a recent "addition" to your family's genetic makeup.
I concur with Tarnalberry...my parents don't have it, my brother doesn't have it, and the only one who possibly has celiac disease in my family is my grandmother. Perhaps an older relative had SILENT celiac disease...after all, back in the day they didn't test for it...or even know about it (did they?).
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