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Sweetfudge

Celiac Disease Vs. Celiac Sprue...trying To Get This Straight

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Just trying to understand. One of our patients yesterday said she got a really bad headache after eating a loaf of bread from an italian restaurant. the dr asked her if she had any food allergies. she said no, then her husband said "but she tested positive for a gluten sensitivity". and she said she was diagnosed w/ celiac sprue, but doesn't have celiac disease. i thought the two were kind of the same thing....? help me understand. my dh and i were trying to figure this out.


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Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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They are the exact same thing...from my understanding. Gluten enteropathy, Celiac Disease, Celiac Sprue...all the same thing.

Kassandra


Dairy/Casein Free- March 2007

Gluten Free- May 2007

Soy Free- August 2007

Sugar Free- January 2008

Starch Free- January 2008

Egg Free (again!)- February 2008

Sulfur Free- May 2008

Dx'd Lyme Disease and co-infections- December 2007

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Celiac sprue, also known as celiac disease, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, and gluten-induced enteropathy

from: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/celiac_sprue/article_em.htm

They are one in the same.

Sandy


Sandy

Type 1 diabetes - 1986

hypothyroid -1993

pernicious anemia

premature atrial beats

neuropathy

retinopathy

daughter is: age 15

central hypotonia and developmental delay

balance issues (rides an adult 3 wheel bike)

hypothyroid 1996

dermatographia - a form of angioedema 2002

celiac 2004 - by endoscopy

diagnosed Aspergers at age 7 - responded very well (HUGE difference) to gluten-free diet

recovered from Kawasaki (2003)

lactose intolerant - figured out in Oct/06

Gilberts syndrome (April/07)

allergy to stinging insects

scoliosis Jan 2008

nightshade intolerance - figured out April 2008

allergy to Sulfa antibiotics

son is 13

type 1 diabetic - 2003 diagnosed on his 9th birthday

celiac - 2004 by endoscopy

lactose intolerant - figured out Nov/06

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Guest j_mommy

My Dr Calls it sprue, another celiac sprue and yet another celiac. THey are one and the same. Somewhere along the line she must have gotten some misinformation!

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I think that many doctors studied "sprue" in med school. Non-tropical Sprue, really kinda makes me laugh. Sound very exotic, doesn't it? :ph34r:


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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There are 2 forms of "sprue"

Tropical sprue responds to antibiotics and is bacterial induced / it is not autoimmune.

Non-tropical sprue / celiac sprue / celiac disease is an autoimmune disease.

The names that doctors prefer to use change over the years but the disease is the same.

Same as Diabetes.......

Juvenile diabetes = Type 1 diabetes = Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus= IDDM

different names over the years but the same disease.

Tropical sprue and non- tropical sprue are different disease with similar symptoms....just like

Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetes Insipidus are different diseases but similar symptoms of Polyuria/polydipsia

medical lingo is confusing

Sandy


Sandy

Type 1 diabetes - 1986

hypothyroid -1993

pernicious anemia

premature atrial beats

neuropathy

retinopathy

daughter is: age 15

central hypotonia and developmental delay

balance issues (rides an adult 3 wheel bike)

hypothyroid 1996

dermatographia - a form of angioedema 2002

celiac 2004 - by endoscopy

diagnosed Aspergers at age 7 - responded very well (HUGE difference) to gluten-free diet

recovered from Kawasaki (2003)

lactose intolerant - figured out in Oct/06

Gilberts syndrome (April/07)

allergy to stinging insects

scoliosis Jan 2008

nightshade intolerance - figured out April 2008

allergy to Sulfa antibiotics

son is 13

type 1 diabetic - 2003 diagnosed on his 9th birthday

celiac - 2004 by endoscopy

lactose intolerant - figured out Nov/06

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