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Discussions among parents of kids or babies with CD. Non-celiacs can discuss their experiences dealing with a friend or loved one with the disease.

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  1. At My Wits End

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  2. Found Out Why Alex Is Still Sick! 1 2

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  3. Starting A Gluten Free Diet

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  5. Incontinence Problems? Help

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  6. Yogurt?

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  7. Itchy Rash - Need Ideas

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  8. Gluten Free For Vacation In Fl

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  9. How Long Does It Take?

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  10. Newbie With A Question

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  11. Teen Won't Stop Glutening

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  12. Daughter Saw Pedi Today

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  13. Gluten Challenge Necessary?

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  14. Am I Barking Up The Wrong Tree?

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  15. Help Me Help My 3 Year Old Daughter

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  16. Diagnosing An Infant With Celiacs

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  17. Am I Being Too Careful?

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  18. Teen - Blood Test High Gliadin Iga

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  19. Which Test To Order?

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  20. Frustrating Food

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  21. A Celiac Buddy

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  22. How Long Does It Take To Bake Good Bread? 1 2

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    JD........low white cell counts are common in autoimmune disease.  Mine were very low for my entire life ( I am now 61) and they have gone up to almost normal range now once I had been gluten free for awhile.  It did take a long time for them to bounce back, but they did.  I was diagnosed at age 46. All of your symptoms scream of Celiac so if you do not have an endoscopy, recheck of antibodies for...
    Does anyone know if the HLA-DQ–gluten tetramer-based Celiac Test is available in the US? I saw the article that it was being tested in Norway.   Thank you, Sarah
    Trent’s.......those antibody tests are specific to Celiac.  While it looks like the doctor did not test the EMA, with results that high and rapid weight loss, Celiac is a strong contender.  Other AI conditions can raise tTg but usually only by much smaller numbers.  The Gliadin IgA is an older test but the one they used when I was diagnosed 15 years ago.  It is the test for gluten consumption in th...

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