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    Atopic Dermatitis Is Common in People with Celiac Disease

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    J Allergy Clin Immunol 2004;113:1199-1203.

    Celiac.com 07/30/2004 - According to a study by Italian researchers published in the June edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the prevalence of atopic dermatitis is much more common in those with celiac disease. The researchers looked at 1,044 adults with untreated celiac disease at the point of their diagnoses, as well as 2,752 of their relatives, and 318 of their spouses. They also looked at the prevalence of allergies in celiacs after one year on a gluten-free diet. The subjects filled out a standardized questionnaire upon their diagnosis, and those who reported having an allergy were tested for it using a standard makeup of 20 antigens for serum specific IgE.

    The researchers found that one celiac in 173 (16.6%) had at least one additional allergy, compared with 523 of their relatives (19%), and 43 of their spouses (13.5%). Patients with celiac disease were also more likely (3.8%) to have atopic dermatitis than their relatives (2.3%) or their spouses (1.3%). The amount of time that the celiac patients went undiagnosed and therefore untreated did not seem to influence the presence of allergy or atopic dermatitis. It is possible that a longer period of time on a gluten-free diet could influence the prevalence of allergy in those with celiac disease, and more research needs to be done to determine if being gluten-free longer can decrease allergies in those with celiac disease.

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    Asthma can be caused by gluten sensitivity as per my case...I am a celiac self diagnosed due to smooth colon per colonoscopy results, osteoporosis, tooth enamel deterioration and awareness of my life of allergies to grasses and much more. Could never get help...so took it into my own research to get off of steroid shots, antihistamines and inhalers that made me sicker. Oh, acid reflux big time also that was all resolved with gluten free diet. God Bless the medical professionals that really care to cure and study to learn what they don't know. Wish I had found them!!

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    well here I am with more questions than answers..

    I am or was a very super active metal fabricator. In 2008 I crushed off six fingers... ok..?

    12 years later here we are...

    I did very well with everything.. stress mgmt.  2 years ago I seem to remember it was a weird year. people were getting sick 2 or 3 times and not getting better.2015 2016. 

    I got sick really sick   backache tons of. well lets be real here.... snot.... infact it got so bad that I said to my lady. I think I am gonna die...

    3 months ago my glands swoll up in my groin and armpits

    ONE MORNING I WOKE UP WITH A BASEBALL SIZE GLAND IN MY NECK....   I freaked out.... I am on clindamycin HCL.

    600 mg a day...lump in neck gone...armpits and groin still lumpy...my weight is scary.....my super ripped muscles are gone....my skin is a mess... so I googled skin problems and here I am... as a young boy I had horrible hay fever..

    that's what it was called in 1976.... haaaa

    I also was tested for food allergies in the 80,S..


    Now I need to heal my painful fingers....millions of microscopic almost to quite visible lines that are dark or dirty for lack of description. Skin is weak?  hurts and splits...I have splits on my right thumb that look like rivers...no blood just harsh pain.....

    I KNOW PAIN...  I hope this effort of mine. Helps someone .. I KNOW I NEED YOUR HELP..  chances are I have a disease that mimics this one.. but   I HAVE TOO MANY SYMPTOMS TO IGNORE THIS..

    thank you... Paul W.    ( MR.FINGERS)





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    Celiac.com's Founder and CEO, Scott was diagnosed with celiac disease  in 1994, and, due to the nearly total lack of information available at that time, was forced to become an expert on the disease in order to recover. Scott launched the site that later became Celiac.com in 1995 "To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives."  In 1998 he founded The Gluten-Free Mall which he sold in 2014. He is co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.

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