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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. My daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease at 2 years of age and we went on a whole house gluten-free diet at that time. When she was 12 she was diagnosed with AML leukemia. She underwent all the treatment protocols, including a bone marrow transplant from her full brother, who was a perfect match. He, however, was not celiac and after the transplant was fully engrafted she was retested for celiac disease (blood only) and showed none of the markers in the blood for celiac disease. Woohoo! Doctors were ecstatic, scientific papers were written. Everyone went back to the wheat based diet. That was 10 years ago and she is still cancer free. However, a couple years ago she developed seizure disorder and is on very strong and multiple medications for her seizures. She was also diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Aspergers, etc. We are of the thought that the celiac disease has returned, despite the transplant, and we have returned to the gluten-free diet. We have not had her retested for celiac disease but because there are other symptoms; the nausea, diarrhea, bloating, skin problems, etc that had been creeping in even before she started the medications for her seizures, we feel pretty certain she has a gluten issue again. I am asking if anyone has had a 'medically induced' remission from celiac disease and then a relapse, if it's possible, etc.? I also remember, way back when she was first diagnosed, I read a pamphlet that was published by a Canadian celiac group or foundation that specifically said there was a link between celiac disease and leukemia. I cleared out all my celiac disease reference materials when she was in remission and have never been able to confirm that again. Has anyone else heard or read of that connection?