Some physicians believe Celiac Disease can present with Neurological symptoms instead of GI symptoms (web search on "Gluten Ataxia" for example). GI biopsies may be negative in these patients.
Also, there is a skin
rash called Dermatitis Herpetiformis that has been found to be a skin manifestation of Celiac Disease.
Also, total IgA (blood test) should be checked because if a person is IgA deficient, then the other blood tests for Celiac may be false negatives...to get around this, make sure blood tests for Celiac include the total IgA, the IgA and IgG antigliadin antibody tests, and the IgA tissue transglutaminase test. Some doctors also like to run the IgA and/or IgG anti-endomysial antibody blood tests too.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds: Zofran, Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, homeopathy.
Post Edited (Razzle) : 6/16/2009 7:43:21 AM (GMT-6)