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

Kassandra

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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:

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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

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