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Celiac Disease Vs. Celiac Sprue...trying To Get This Straight


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#1 Sweetfudge

 
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:45 PM

Just trying to understand. One of our patients yesterday said she got a really bad headache after eating a loaf of bread from an italian restaurant. the dr asked her if she had any food allergies. she said no, then her husband said "but she tested positive for a gluten sensitivity". and she said she was diagnosed w/ celiac sprue, but doesn't have celiac disease. i thought the two were kind of the same thing....? help me understand. my dh and i were trying to figure this out.
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:49 PM

They are the exact same thing...from my understanding. Gluten enteropathy, Celiac Disease, Celiac Sprue...all the same thing.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:55 PM

Celiac sprue, also known as celiac disease, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, and gluten-induced enteropathy
from: http://www.emedicine.../article_em.htm


They are one in the same.


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Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:31 PM

My Dr Calls it sprue, another celiac sprue and yet another celiac. THey are one and the same. Somewhere along the line she must have gotten some misinformation!
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:41 PM

I think that many doctors studied "sprue" in med school. Non-tropical Sprue, really kinda makes me laugh. Sound very exotic, doesn't it? :ph34r:
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 06:20 PM

There are 2 forms of "sprue"
Tropical sprue responds to antibiotics and is bacterial induced / it is not autoimmune.
Non-tropical sprue / celiac sprue / celiac disease is an autoimmune disease.

The names that doctors prefer to use change over the years but the disease is the same.

Same as Diabetes.......
Juvenile diabetes = Type 1 diabetes = Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus= IDDM
different names over the years but the same disease.
Tropical sprue and non- tropical sprue are different disease with similar symptoms....just like
Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetes Insipidus are different diseases but similar symptoms of Polyuria/polydipsia

medical lingo is confusing


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