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  1. My 3 yo son's blood work came back negative. He had an endoscopic biopsy and that also came back negative for celiac...
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    Two Sick Kids And No Diagnosis

    Did he take biopsies? That's the only way to 'see' if there is celiac damage - under a microscope! Even then, false...
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    Scientific American Article - Aug 2009 Issue

    Thanks for your input, JoAnn. I will certainly bear that in mind as we continue to progress through the diagnostic phase...
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    Scientific American Article - Aug 2009 Issue

    FWIW, I spoke to the dept about false negatives in young children. They agree that this is certainly a problem. That...
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    Scientific American Article - Aug 2009 Issue

    I am aware that false negatives are a problem for young children. How is an elimination diet more difficult than going...
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    Scientific American Article - Aug 2009 Issue

    Well, according to the endoscopy, he does not have celiac. He has allergy cells present though. So now we have to start...
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    Scientific American Article - Aug 2009 Issue

    Don't get me wrong. I totally agree the pharm industry is out to get every cent they can. One thing that totally blew...
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    Scientific American Article - Aug 2009 Issue

    I just saw this thread after reading the article in SA. I cannot BELIEVE any of you would object to a pill that would...
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    New Here - My 24 Month Old Needs An Endoscopy

    My son tested negative twice for celiac (he's now 3 and a bit). He just had an upper and lower endoscopy this past Tuesday...
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    Help! Ds Won't Take Miralax!

    Sorry I'm late to replying here. The clear diet/miralax is standard here as far as I know. They were also checking...
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    Help! Ds Won't Take Miralax!

    And his endoscopy is Tuesday! We started him on it today, along with the clear diet and he's pretty much refused it....
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    Endoscopy - Tips On Pre Op?

    OK, just had the red food thing confirmed. Can anyone else tell me what else to expect?!
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    Endoscopy - Tips On Pre Op?

    My DS (3 years old) is going to have an upper and lower endoscopy on 21 July at Univ of Maryland. Starting 2 days...
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    Seeing The Specialist Monday - Advice?

    It's ok. Yes, he's been tested for CF and it was negative.
  15. To recap quickly, my DS was seen at the Univ of Maryland for persistent diarrhea and failure to thrive. He is 3 years...
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