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Hi, My son was retested with the celiac blood panel (A year after diagnosis and starting diet) and this time the number that was elavated for the diagnosis was with in normal limits. I suppose this means that he still has celiac disease but the diet is working and keeping the disease in check. Am I correct?

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Hi, My son was retested with the celiac blood panel (A year after diagnosis and starting diet) and this time the number that was elavated for the diagnosis was with in normal limits. I suppose this means that he still has celiac disease but the diet is working and keeping the disease in check. Am I correct?

That's how I understand it to be. Because if the diet is working all his levels should return to normal.

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Yes, in the absense of gluten, antibodies should go down, and if damage has healed, the numbers indicating damage should go down. Keep up the good work!

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The most likely conclusion is that yes--he is complying with the diet--good news! Which #s were still higher? IgG? It is up to you whether you would do a rebiopsy to ck healing progress in the intestine, but that is a route some take. I will most likely do that later this year. It is definitely important in those who still have symptoms.

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Jenvan, Your last comment was interesting as yes he does still have symptoms off and on and the docs were concerned with his lack of growth for a 12 year old boy. Only grew 1inch and 5 pounds. We are waiting on results of the 72 hour fecal fat lab work. Could he still have visible damage going on even if the numbers were normal. The only number he had elevated at diagnosis was the IGA and it fell back into normal this time. I hope your future testing is helpful an your symptoms inprove. IT is tricky dealing with this, isn't it?

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