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Top 20 Celiac Misdiagnoses

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From a study by the Celiac Disease Foundation, these are the top 20 misdiagnoses before arriving at a biopsy-confirmed celiac diagnosis (quoted from Danna Korn's "Wheat Free Worry Free").

Anemia

IBS (Irritable Bowel Disease)

Psychological Disfunction (stress, nerves, imagination)

Diarrhea

IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

Diabetes

Spastic Colon

Ulcers

Virus (viral gastroenteritis)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Weight Loss

Allergies

Amoebae, parasites, infection

Gallbladder disease

Thyroid Disease

Cancer, lymphoma, digestive disorders

Colitis

Cystic fibrosis

Lactose intolerance

Reflux


CAROLE

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Enterolab 1/2006

IgA & tTg Positive

DQ2-0201 (celiac) and DQ1-0604 (gluten)

Casein IgA positive

Mom has 2 celiac genes

Both kids have a celiac gene.

Lots of celiac disease in my family, both sides.

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