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Hi, I'm new here. I was diagnosed 5 months ago. I have a question about interpreting my test results. Originally, my TTG IgA was 130 (normal is below 15), deamidated gliadin IgA was 50 (normal below 15) and deamidated gliadin IgG was 22 (normal below 15). I asked my doctor, if I needed a biopsy, but he said it was unnecessary. 4 1/2 months later my TTG IgA was 30, deamidated gliadin IgA was 7 and deamidated gliadin IgG was 6. From what I have read, it is pretty normal for the TTG to take a while to go down to normal, but my doctor insisted it was elevated because I'm still ingesting gluten. I've been very careful and read a lot about celiac disease. I'm confused about whether I'm not strict enough or I just need to wait for it to go down? What does it mean that the deamidated gliadin antibodies are now normal? Can they be normal even if I ingest gluten? The only stomach problem I have is bloating, which is better, but not gone. So I can't tell if I get glutened. Thanks, I would really appreciate an answer. I'm pretty confused :-)
Hello, I developed an extremely itchy skin rash that basically has covered me head to toe a few months ago. After being told it was eczema, reaction to bug bites, scabies, chronic urticaria, finally my dermatologist mentioned DH. She did a skin biopsy but took it directly from the lesion, not adjacent to, and it came back negative. Even so, she felt clinically it looked very much like DH and had me start Dapsone and a gluten free diet. She also decided to run a full celiac blood panel and my results came back but are very confusing. Immunoglobin A, Qn Serum - 206, Range 87-352 Deamidated Gliadin Abs, IgA - 113 High, Moderate to Strong Positive >30 Deamidated Gliadin Abs, IgG - 2, Negative 0-19 tTg, IgA - <2, Negative 0-3 tTg, IgG - <2, Negative 0-5 So my Deamidated Gliadin, IgA was very high yet my tTg, IgA was negative. My doctor said that both of these tests are considered highly accurate. She still thinks it stongly points to celiac but hasn't suggested I see a GI. At this point, I've been on a gluten-free diet for about 5 weeks and I know that I would need to start eating gluten again in order to get a small intestine biopsy. Has anyone else had results similar to these? Or can anyone explain why one would be positive and another negative? I should also mention that I've been taking Prednisone for 8 weeks and I wasn't sure if that could potentially affect the results. Thanks in advance for any help/advice you can provide!