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    I am a registered dietitian who works extensively with celiac patients. I'm heavily involved with 3 support groups, one adult group that I direct, another that I serve as nutrition advisor for, and the local chapter of R.O.C.K. My father has DH and my 4 year old daughter has CD, diagnosed by symptomatic improvement on the GF diet.
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  1. Bring a gluten-free dish to our Celiac Support Group meeting. 3:30 - 5:00 pm at the Pardee Health Education Center, Blue Ridge Mall, Hendersonville. 696-1140 for more information.
  2. I found this in an internet search: Causes of increased IgA levels include: gamma-A myeloma (M component) chronic infections chronic liver disease rheumatoid arthritis with high titres of rheumatoid factor SLE (occurs in some patients) sarcoidosis (occurs in some patients) Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome I don't really think I have any of these problems, though.
  3. Hi Gina: I did check out the google link you posted and actually did my own search for the phrase "elevated IgA" + celiac. Unfortunately I didn't find too much to indicate what an elevated IgA alone means. Thanks for your help with this, though. Is there anyone else out there who had only elevated serum IgA with other celiac tests negative? I'm still looking for opinions about what this means. The reason I haven't discussed it with my doc, is that I just had one of the GI docs where I work order the tests for me; I don't actually have a relationship with him as a patient. I'm sure if
  4. I just got my blood tests back for celiac disease. The only one that was abnormal was my IgA. I'm not sure how to interpret this. Here are my results: IgA 451 (normal 68-378) TTG antibody IgA 4.1 (normal <7.0) IgG, serum 1030 (normal 768-1632) Gliadin Antibodies IGG AB 14.5 (normal <29.9) Gliadin Antibodies IGA AB 15.4 (normal <29.9) What do you think? Should I be concerned about an elevated IgA? My father has a positive dx of celiac disease; I have my daughter on a gluten-free diet because of symptoms, but she has never been tested.
  5. New Celiac and Gluten Intolerance Support Group forming in Hendersonville, NC. Meeting will be held at the Pardee Health Education Center at Blue Ridge Mall, Hwy 64, Hendersonville. TIME 3:30 pm INFORMATION: Laurie Steenwyk, RD 828-696-1140 (day), 828-654-7133 (eve).
  6. New Celiac and Gluten Intolerance Support Group forming in Hendersonville, NC. Meeting will be held at the Pardee Health Education Center at Blue Ridge Mall, Hwy 64, Hendersonville. TIME 3:30 pm INFORMATION: Laurie Steenwyk, RD 828-696-1140 (day), 828-654-7133 (eve).
  7. lbsteenwyk

    Blackberry Cobbler

    You should post your recipe for blackberry cobbler. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to have it!!
  8. This is probably not related to celiac disease. You could have an esophageal stricture or Barrets Esophagus, as the previous reply suggested. You probably need to have an EGD (endoscopy scope down your esophagus) to find out what is going on. The esophagus can be "stretched" to decrease your symptoms. They can do it when they do the EGD. Do you have a GI doctor that you see? He/she should be able to help you with this. If not, get a referral from your GP. Good Luck!
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