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Genetics Of Celiac And Dh

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My daughter has been diagnosed with celiac (and ibd). I (her mom) had the bloodwork done and it came back negative. Unfortunately it looks like I have DH despite the blood tests. My question is can celiac run in families in different forms? Like me and my daughter or perhaps sisters where one has celiac and the other celiac in the form of DH?

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Sure. Why not? Supposedly only 25% of Celiacs have DH.

They think there may be specific DH genes but so far there's no solid research. Can't remember where I read that-I've read a zillion things it seems.

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Yes celiac is strongly genetic. DH is celiac but not everyone that has DH will have the gut symptoms. I had DH for years before any gut issues developed. Other celiacs will never develop DH. There is still an awful lot to be learned about the associated genetics of celiac so I don't know if there really is any specfic gene that contributes to the development of it.

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