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jebby

Member Since 05 Jul 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 20 2014 08:31 PM
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The Patient Celiac > Hope For A Less Challenging Gluten Challenge

Posted 20 July 2014

The current “gold standard” tests for celiac disease include testing for celiac antibodies in patients’ blood and performing an endoscopy to obtain small bowel biopsies. In order for these tests to be accurate, one has to be eating gluten up until the time of testing. If a patient is already on the gluten-free diet when these tests are done, the diagnosi...


The Patient Celiac > Celiac Disease Autoimmunity

Posted 20 July 2014

I first came across the term “celiac disease autoimmunity” a few weeks ago as I read summaries of the article “Risk of Pediatric Celiac Disease According to HLA Haplotype and Country” that was published in the July 3, 2014 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Based on my reading and interpretation of the article, it seems that celiac d...


The Patient Celiac > Gluten-Related Neurologic Symptoms In Children

Posted 16 May 2014

There is a well-established relationship between celiac disease (and non-celiac gluten sensitivity) and the development of neurologic problems in adults. According to Dr. Marios Hadjivassiliou, a neurologist in the UK who is one of the world’s experts in this area, up to 50% of adults with newly diagnosed celiac disease have signs or symptoms of neurologi...


The Patient Celiac > Gluten Intolerance Can Actually Be Subclinical Celiac Disease

Posted 30 April 2014

I think most of us have met people who have symptoms of celiac disease, but when tested, are told that their celiac antibody blood tests and biopsy results are negative (normal). Some of these people are labeled “gluten intolerant” or “gluten sensitive” by their doctors, others are told they may have “early” celiac disease, or “pre” celiac disease, and t...


The Patient Celiac > Celiac Disease Can Be A Pain In The Joint

Posted 23 February 2014

Unexplained joint pains (arthralgias) were one of the main symptoms that I dealt with prior to my celiac diagnosis. Throughout my twenties I had pain and stiffness in my fingers, knees and ankles that would come and go with no apparent explanation. I ran track for part of high school and continued to run for fitness during college, but shortly after gradu...