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Too Late For Diagnosis Of Dh?

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Hi, I have been gluten-free for about a year now and am still having intestinal problems occasionally when I'm pretty sure I haven't ingested gluten and also what I am fairly sure is DH on my face, but more on one side of it than the other. Is it possible to get an accurate biopsy of the DH at this late date if I am still dealing with it?

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My understanding of the gluten antibodies is that they stay in the skin for quite a while. I have been gluten-free for two years and will every now and then have some intestinal event that I can't quite figure out or I will suddenly get a dh outbreak. I am VERY careful of what I eat and how it is prepared. My guess is that if you had a biopsy near a suspected dh blister, it would be accurate.

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I agree with Peggy. Just make sure that they take the biopsy next to an eruption - not in the eruption.

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Thanks so much Pegster and Armetta. :) Yesterday I went to my dr. and am awaiting a referral to a dermatolgist for a biopsy. Today I realized through a sketchy, but apparently thorough enogh food diary that I've been keeping for a very long time, that I've been gluten-light for the last eight years. If the biopsy comes back negative, I'll consider Enterolab.

Margaret

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I agree with Peggy. Just make sure that they take the biopsy next to an eruption - not in the eruption.

Why next to it & not in it? (I'm going to be asking for a biopsy too, so I need to know what to ask for).

Thx,

Lil

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