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Member Since 13 Feb 2004
Offline Last Active Apr 24 2004 11:22 AM

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Enterolab Test Positive,

08 April 2004 - 01:45 PM

I have just a general question about Enterolab testing results as follows:
Fecal antigliadin 102 units (normal <10 units).
I'm wondering how severe of a reaction I may be having? I have lupus, Sjordens, and Raynauds syndromes as well as Hashimotos thyroiditis. Lots of autoimmune problems, I'm learning that Celiac is also an autoimmune disease as well.
My family history is complicated by two sisters with MS, my mother has Vitiligo (skin autoimmune problem) and Hashimotos.

My question is how severe is a result of 102 units from Enterolab? Is this an indicator of end stage celiac disease? Hope my question doesn't sound to silly, I really am just concerned. I'm sure if it's positive then gluten free diet is the only remedy. I realise even with low positive results an intolerance is still an intolerance.

Yours truly!


4 Year Old And Mom Getting A Diagnonsis...

13 February 2004 - 04:00 PM

Hello, I'm new to the forum.. Thought I would post our story. My daughter has had diarrhea most of her life, she is 4 years old, after her checks being fairly benign I asked for a test for her BM's as they are so fatty and bulky. The pediatrician kindly ordered a malabsorption test which turned out negative of course. I went back to doctor again and asked for allergy testing and and a celiac panel. I have lupus and hashimoto's thyroiditis and I understand that autoimmune disorders are definantly genetic. I believe the doctor just humored "overactive" mom :rolleyes: and ordered a celiac panel. Only one turned positive with a IgG at 20.7 and a very low IgA. Well, now we are in the process of a very surprised doctor requesting a gastrointerologist referrel. I'm just nervous about putting my little girl through the process of a biopsy.
I also have just had the celiac panel drawn, just today. I've been a bunch of tests done in the past and was told it was just IBS and have never been tested for celiac disease. The pain and cramping and diarrhea are horrible and I just hope we get to the bottom of things. What a relief that will be!
Hope to here input on the biopsy, necessary or not? Thank you in advance for any comments.


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