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Tonight on Fox's show "House" (a GREAT show by the way), a woman having seizures and trying to kill her infant was admitted into the hospital. Baby dies; woman has stomach cancer and nutritional deficiencies that led to delusions.

Can you guess why? That's right; the baby and mother had Celiac Disease. The dr's couldn't figure out why they could not save the baby; turns out the meds had gluten in them. Baby had flattened villi as did mom.

Mom feels so guilty she killed her baby she refuses cancer treatment. That's where the story ends.

Wow, can't believe they put it on House!

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Tonight on Fox's show "House" (a GREAT show by the way), a woman having seizures and trying to kill her infant was admitted into the hospital. Baby dies; woman has stomach cancer and nutritional deficiencies that led to delusions.

Can you guess why? That's right; the baby and mother had Celiac Disease. The dr's couldn't figure out why they could not save the baby; turns out the meds had gluten in them. Baby had flattened villi as did mom.

Mom feels so guilty she killed her baby she refuses cancer treatment. That's where the story ends.

Wow, can't believe they put it on House!

I watched it. Sort of disappointed, but at least the disease was on national TV!

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Yes I did see it. I suppose people think all celiacs are crazy killers now. It was interesting to actually see blunted villi. I would love to have a picture of healthy villi and next to it the damaged blunted villi on my refrigerator. That would take away any urge to eat gluten. Ugghh.

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Yes I did see it. I suppose people think all celiacs are crazy killers now. It was interesting to actually see blunted villi. I would love to have a picture of healthy villi and next to it the damaged blunted villi on my refrigerator. That would take away any urge to eat gluten. Ugghh.

Yeah, I agree with you on how celiac was presented. I was wishing House could have said something along the line of the patient's symptoms as being A-typical. But at least it was out there.

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I never watch the show, but my cousin called and asked if I had Celiac? She thought that is what we had and she was excited that she saw it on tv. It was funny though when she started telling me what happened. Does that happen in real life with people and celiac?? Probably not typical!!!

Monica

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Guest Viola

I saw it too ... and yes it was very dramatic, but what could you expect from a dramatic TV show. At least some things were factual .. like the vitamin K defficency causing bleeding, which is why I ended up with a total hysterectomy before I was diagnosed ... I was literally bleeding .. well, maybe not to death, but close to it. And when you think of it, no, we are not murderers, but we certainly have some very bad mood shifts.. just ask some of our familys :lol:

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I saw it. I thought it was an interesting way to present celiac. I am not sure how much it got arcoss to the public that it is more common than was once thought.

I liked the ending where they show the flattened villi. Now I need to get a copy of my own so I can remind myself of how bad it gets if I were to eat gluten

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although I didn't see the show, the next day a number of my co workers came up to me to let me know they saw the show and wanted to know more about celiac. It opened a conversation that would not usually be spoken about. Some of them knew my husband has celiac disease & some didn't but during lunchtime in cafeteria they mentioned show and I just casually menitioned that my husb. has celiac disease.

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