Here is a little blurb from the ACDA -
"If a patient’s celiac panel is only positive for antigliadin IgG, this is not highly suggestive for CELIAC DISEASE if the patient has a normal total IgA level, corrected for age. Younger children make less IgA than older children and adults. A markedly elevated antigliadin IgG, such as greater than three to four times the upper limit of normal for that lab, is highly suggestive of a condition where the gut is leakier to gluten. This can happen in food allergies, cystic fibrosis, parasitic infections, Crohn’s disease, and other types of autoimmune GI diseases. These antibodies may also be slightly elevated in individuals with no obvious disease."
My daughter has very few GI symptoms but overwhelming fatigue & achiness (pain) when she eats gluten. When her doctor did endo/coloscopy he was surprised at the amount of damage already done to her villi and also diagnosed her with IBD (thankfully in remission). symptoms vary greatly from person to person. That was 2 1/2 years ago and we are actually going up to Yale next week for another endo/coloscopy. It will be interesting to see what they find now.
Oh yeah, her original blood work and stool samples were positive for celiacs and they thought something else was going on despite her mild symptoms.
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