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Only 1 test positive??

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Hi Everyone,

I am a newbie here as I am still trying to figure out if I have celiac disease or not!  Have had multiple issues with fatigue and joint pain for years.  Was treated for lupus but have now been told that it is not lupus.  I am now being looked at by my Rheumatologist as possibly having psoriatic arthritis.  Have had a lot of gastrointestinal issues as of late and mu regular GP ordered celiac panel.  Only test that came back positive was GLIAD (DEAMINATED) AB,IgG.  My GP said that I do not have Celiac disease but my Rheumatologist says that I do.  Can I have the disease or at least a gluten intolerance with only 1 test positive? Thanks for any information or clarification you can give me!!

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I tested positve to only the DGP IGa and yet biopsies revealed a Marsh Stage IIIB (moderate to severe intestinal villi damage.  Even when glutened and with follow-up testing, I still test this way.  Try to research more.

Good Luck!  


Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Repeat endoscopy/Biopsies: Healed

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Do you have copies of the celiac panel? Could you post the test results along with the reference ranges? It could be (often is) that your doc did not perform the current FULL celiac serum panel.


Gluten free Dec. 2011
Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Reynaud's October 2018

Rheumatoid Arthritis October 2018

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Just to clarify, when I said to research more, I just wanted you to find more evidence from credible sources (like the University of Chicago or one of many celiac books by doctors: Murray or Fansano who are experts in celiac disease) to share with your doctors.  Your GPA is mis-informed and that happens all the time.  Even GI docs make mistakes. 

celiac disease is tricky to diagnosis.  Running all the available  celiac disease tests gives the doctor the best means of catching a diagnosi.  Nothing is fool-proof!  One positive is all y ou need to go on to the next step which is often the endoscopy.  But some folks take the blood test resultsas the final diagnostic tool for a variety of reasons (long wait in Canada, financial issues, etc. 

 


Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Repeat endoscopy/Biopsies: Healed

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