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Gluten Intolerance Vs. Celiac Disease..how Can You Tell?

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My son is almost 4 years old. He is allergic to wheat and oats. He is tested every 6 months to find out the level of his intolerance. At this point it's a 2 (moderate)and every time he's tested it comes down a little. He's been on a gluten free diet since he was a year old which is when he tested positive for wheat intolerance. My question is this, how do I know that what he has is not Celiac disease? How can I tell the difference between an food allergy and Celiac disease? Are the symptoms similar?

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My son tested negative for wheat allergy, negative for the celiac blood test but had a positive biopsy (waiting on the genetics test results) for Celiac Disease. I would assume the only way to truly know is to go to a specialist and get tested.

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From my understanding no, I was also told that the only way to know for sure about Celiac is a positive biopsy. The GI doc said that is the only for sure way to be certain.

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Did they test for allergy (IgE) or intolerance (IgG/IgA)?

They are completely different.

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