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Steroid Use And Negative Blood Tests
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My son has been screened twice for celiac disease, and both times the results have come back as negative.

He has all the signs and symptoms of celiac:

Severe Fatigue ( iron levels tested low on blood testl)

Nauseous after eating

Severe abdominal cramping and bloating

Passing gas

Bruising (his pt levels blood test came back as high)

He is so small in comparison to his peers, and way smaller than his brother was at this age

Lactose Intolerance test are positive

Frequent infections every 4-6 weeks (mostly sinus)

Constipation (at times he has the opposite and can hardly make it to the washroom on time)

Funny rash on knees and now once at ankle (Red bumps and blisters - very itchy before new one comes out)

He has severe asthma and is taking a fairly high dose of corticosteroid for his age twice a day. He is also taking a steroid nasal spray.

I am wondering if the steroids can have anything to do with the negative blood results we are getting?

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Maybe:

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/would-taking-steroids-cause-the-blood-tests-to-be-inaccurate

"Would taking steroids cause the blood tests to be inaccurate?

Yes, but only if you have been taking steroids for a prolonged period of time."

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You might want to share that wth your doctor. Its from a Celiac Medical Center so its reputable. They also have a way to submit a question. You might try that. They will want you to attach a scan of the actual blood test results or electronic copy and want to know the medicine and dosage.

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