Since the osteoporosis dx my new endocrinologist had me tested for Celiac just to make sure I can absorb properly. The values came back for tTG as low, hence negative for Celiac. However, my IgA was elevated... normal is 78 - 367 and mine came back at 618.
Does anyone know what this means? I am thinking that IgA is a Crohn's marker, but wanted to throw it out there and see if anyone else know.
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine --rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08 => STOPPED 10/3/08 - now 2 months into it & it was the right decision
--currently taking budesonide suppositories, 3mg at night. Doing well with this so far.
--single mom to 11-yr-old girl