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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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What Is The Difference Between Celiac Disease & Wheat Allergy Symptoms?

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Is there a significant difference between the two to really pin point whether you have either one?

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Is there a significant difference between the two to really pin point whether you have either one?

It's not so much the symptoms as the testing. For the former, you see a gastroenterologist and get blood tests (the celiac panel) and a biopsy of the small intestine. The impression one gets around here is that the number of false negatives (you have celiac disease but the tests say you don't) is quite high. For the latter, you see an allergist and get a scratch test, as I understand it. I have the impression that this is much more accurate, but I could be completely wrong. Regardless, the Mayo Clinic says this and this about the symptoms of the two conditions:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/wheat-all...ECTION=symptoms

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/celiac-di...ECTION=symptoms

Mainly, celiac disease symptoms are much more varied.

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http://www.foodintol.com/wheat.asp

What is the difference between Wheat Allergy and Wheat Intolerance?

For clarity they are NOT the same thing: Wheat Allergy is a severe sudden onset allergic reaction to a certain protein component of wheat. That is, it's an auto-immune response of the body. Usual symptoms are immediate coughing, asthma, breathing difficulties, and/or projectile vomiting. It can cause life-threatening responses in allergic people. See Anaphylactic responses.

Fortunately, true Wheat allergy is quite rare (less than

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Here's another bit on info, only on the difference between sensitivy and celiac:

http://www.glutenfreefox.com/articles/glut...-vs-celiac.html

Dr. Vikki wrote:

What

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Allergies are IgE mediated, celiac IgA.

with celiac, there are vitamin and mineral deficiencies due to malabsorption. Not with wheat allergy.

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