No popular authors found.
Ads by Google:

Categories

No categories found.


Get Celiac.com's E-Newsletter





Ads by Google:


Follow / Share


  FOLLOW US:
Twitter Facebook Google Plus Pinterest RSS Podcast Email  Get Email Alerts
SHARE:

Popular Articles

No popular articles found.
Celiac.com Sponsors:

What about repeat biopsies vs. serology and gluten challenges?

There are different practices amongst GIs on repeat biopsies vs. serology, and on gluten challenges. My sons g/i, for example, took the position that since my sons symptoms stopped on a gluten-free diet, and his previously sky-high EMA and ARA went back to normal, that it

Ads by Google:

was unnecessary to do either a repeat biopsy or a gluten challenge. From the celiac list correspondence, I now see that my GI is rather liberal.**

Vijay Kumar, M.D., Research Associate Professor at the University of Buffalo and President and Director of IMMCO Diagnostics: I think your sons GI is doing the right thing. That is, if the EMA, ARA are normal (<1:2.5) and he is on a gluten free diet then there is no need to perform biopsy studies. The previous studies relating the EMA to biopsy studies tend to confirm this impression.

Celiac.com welcomes your comments below (registration is NOT required).












Comments




Rate this article and leave a comment:
Rating: * Poor Excellent
Your Name *: Email (private) *:




In Celiac.com's Forum Now:


I had to be on other Meds to help my other psych issues for 2 years before she would consider that my lack of motivation was an issue that was not going away. I specifically asked for the adderall 2 years ago when I first saw my dr. and even though I had been on it before and it was documented, s...

It is hard to wait and be patient! Hang in there!

Thanks. I plan on not using it on weekends but will need it during the workweek, especially any day I'm teaching!

Yes thankyou, i will read your links you have kindly sent, bless you.

You had a positive on the celiac blood test, right? So, based on the algorithm, you should proceed to biopsy. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/Celiac_Disease_Diagnostic_Testing_Algorithm.pdf Now, keep in mind that the small intestine is vast (size of tennis court). S...