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shadowseek

Member Since 29 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 29 2012 03:33 PM
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In Topic: Please Help Me Understand My Results

29 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

So I need to do Endomysial IgA and then if it is positive its celiac 100% right?

In Topic: Please Help Me Understand My Results

29 November 2012 - 11:49 AM

The tissue transglutaminase (ttg) is a marker of damage in the small intestine, you are getting in the range were it becomes very specific for celiac. It can be low positive in other cases but your numbers would likely be in the 10-30 range to consider that. Antigliadin is outdated though, you were negative on it.

Going to need some more info on your clinical presentation, can you answer some of these questions:
1- What made you think of celiac, what symptoms do you have?
2- Any autoimmune in the family?
3- Any recent infections, particularly intestinal?
4- Any other stomach problems in the family?

You are going to need to do some more blood testing to see what is going on, here is the recommended and up to date tests:

Total serum IgA- Nothing to do with celiac, but if low your IgA gliadin was likely a false negative as will be with most IgA tests
Deamidated Gliadin IgA- Very specific in reaction to gluten, if this is positive with your TTG celiac is almost guaranteed
Deamidated Gliadin IgG- Accurate to its counterpart of the IgA class and is particularly useful in IgA deficient patients
Endomysial IgA- This is very specific to celiac in appropriate clinical setting, if this is positive you pretty much 100 percent have celiac

Antigliadin is outdated and considered useless to many people of the medical community, deamidated is the new and very specific version of it.

First of all thank you on fast your fast answer.
Now to answer to your questions:
1) I had diarrhea very often, two times with blood, and I went to see a specialist. gastroenterologist
2) no
3) no
4) no

Only thing I am not sure about this, cause I am 23 years old, I never had problems before. Its all coming fast.Also I think I have
candida, is their any possibility that it may have caused this problems? Most of my diarrhea are after something sweet.